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bryano

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I've read several recipes lately and some say to let must set for 12 hours before adding pectic enzyme and some add right from the start. Can I get some thoughts on what some prefer?
 

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It is said that pectic enzyme doesnt work well along ith the initial addition of sulfite which supposedly counter acts some of the usefulness of the enzymes so that is why most of us wait 12 hours to add it and then another 12 hours before adding the yeast.
 

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Ok good. I will stick with that process then
 

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Pectin E first, then the other additives, then the yeast, right?
 

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Everything but yeast and pectic first including sulfite, wait 12 then add pectic, wait 12 then add yeast!
 

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Again all urge you to read this story:

http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

It clearly shows that a small amount off sulphite will not prevent the pectic enzymes from their job.

Yeast CAN inhibit the enzymes.

So add all you need to add except the yeast. Wait 12 to 24 hours and then add yeast.

Luc
 

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