RACKING AND CLEARING ISSUES

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Nepali Brewboy (Chuck)

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Apr 26, 2024, 7:02:16 AMApr 26
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HELLO, All the Expert Guru in the Group.

We have started a small Cidery about with 40K liters fermentation tank Capacity. We use a Chinese Apple belt press, but the juice is not clear  like using the hydraulic press and getting much pulpy juice. We have been using bentonite and enzyme for racking and sedimentation of the pulp,  but it is  taking longer than expected for clering .

This is a request to all the expert gurus here, would really appreciate your kind suggestions if there are any other finning agent other than bentonite that does the better work. We are having issues, especially during winter time when our ambient tem falls below -5 degrees centigrade, making racking difficult and longer them expected . 

would really appreciate if your could kindly share some pointers 

Bennie

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Apr 26, 2024, 11:22:49 AMApr 26
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Nepali Brewboy (Chuck)

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Apr 26, 2024, 1:13:02 PMApr 26
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Taking more then month to clear up , our 3K tanks still half the tank pulp

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Claude Jolicoeur

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Apr 26, 2024, 2:01:18 PMApr 26
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Maybe look at your press...
Belt presses (even the best of them) are known to produce juice that is more difficult to clarify. Now you say you use a Chinese belt press - is the quality equivalent to that of a good European one? Could it be that the juice from your press contains more pulp that from an European one?

anargist

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Apr 26, 2024, 4:16:39 PMApr 26
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We do a slow low temperature wild fermentation and it takes at least 3 to 6 months to start clearing
Patience young Padawan
Christophe

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Nepali Brewboy (Chuck)

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May 2, 2024, 7:04:16 AMMay 2
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Any suggestion on the use of finning agent apart from Bentonite ?

Kelly Meyers

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May 2, 2024, 8:37:54 AMMay 2
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Both your cold temperature and the bentonite are deactivating your enzymes. You may need to rack off the bentonite and add enzymes again when it’s warm enough for them to work (50F-60F). Bentonite really isn’t necessary for cider- there’s no heat stability issue and it causes quality degradation. 

Possibly their products are not available to you, but Scott Lab has a lot of educational resources. 

On May 2, 2024, at 6:04 AM, Nepali Brewboy (Chuck) <chh...@gmail.com> wrote:

Any suggestion on the use of finning agent apart from Bentonite ?
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