DetailsSparkolloid is by far, our most popular and effective wine clarifier. Mix one tablespoon of sparkalloid into 1 cup of boiling water. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. While solution is still warm, mix into 6 gallons of wine and stir gently. For best results, wait at least a month before bottling. Size: 1 Lb.
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Gravity Level Medium
5.0 / 5.024 ReviewsIt does workIt clears my wine, and without stripping any flavor. Make sure to follow the directions about the water temperature.February 14, 2013It worksThis is the clarifier I use more than any other. Some may be put off by having to wait a month, but I age my wines so spending extra time in a carboy is irrelevant. I like that it doesn't strip flavo like some other clarifiers.March 23, 2013Good resultsThis is better than gelatin because it doesn't strip color, flavor, or aroma from my wine. Gelatin is ok if you need to strip Tannins though. I use this mainly for fruit wines, but also others. I add it a month before bottling and keep the temperature where it needs to be.June 4, 2013Great clarityThis is yet another clarifying agent to add to your arsenal of clarifying agents. This is good for beers, especially when switching to a secondary. This clarifying agent is not boiled like Irish moss but mixed with the beer after it has fermented for a bit. It really clears up the beer and doesn't add any off flavors that I have experienced.June 6, 2013The stuff worksIt clarifies wine well, and doesn't strip flavor. I've had problems with Gelatin so I prefer Sparkolloid. The only downside is it takes a month.August 2, 2013Works and doesn't strip flavorI always worry that fining agents will strip flavor or aroma from my wine. I may end up using not quite enough just to be on the safe side. With Sparkalloid I've not had a problem. It's easy to use, removes haze, and doesn't impact the flavor.September 30, 2013Clear!Cleared my wine to look SPARKLing. Really gives a great finishing touch to the look of the wine. Couldn't ask for a better product.October 14, 2013Nice jobMix it correctly, and use it properly and it does a great job clearing up hazy wine._x000D_Don't just dump it in, read the directions for good results.December 24, 2013Takes only a weekI love Sparkloid, but on the bottle it says allow 1 week to clear before bottling or racking. Not sure why everyone thinks it takes a month.February 10, 2014Great clarifier!Used to clarify my Cherry wine. Really worked great! Didn't affect the taste of the wine at all. Just make sure you follow directions by adding really hot.January 13, 2013
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Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 5 answersWhat is better to clear red wines the Sparkolloid or Chitosan that comes in the wine kits?At what point to you add this product? After primary fermentation?How would set up a trial to determine the best rate of addition for clearing 250 gallon tote of wine?BEST ANSWER: Here's answer: 50 tbs or roughly .6 lbs to 1 gallon boiling water. Use the"hot mix" type for wine. DO add it hot. This one gallon should clear the 250 gallons. Give it 5-7 days before racking.
FYI,I just extrapolated the directions. This does work for my 200 gallon batches.I only do one gallon batches......would this sparkloid be good for that? If so how much would I use?BEST ANSWER: Yes you can still use it for a gallon batch. It won't hurt your wine if you add too much. It falls to the bottom of the wine bringing the fog/particles with it to clear the wine. You can start with maybe a teaspoon dissolved in boiling water and try that. If it's not completely cleared a week later you can try it again to get the rest.Directions on bag say to dissolve 1 tablespoon in 1 cup of boiling water for five minutes and waIt one week to clear. The above directions say 15" in boiling water and 1 month to clear.bbefore bottling. Which directions are correct ? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Mix one tablespoon of sparkalloid into 1 cup of boiling water. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. While solution is still warm, mix into 6 gallons of wine and stir gently. For best results, wait at least a month before bottling.