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
4.8 / 5.026 ReviewsIt work good when u follow the directions. Super clear does a better job . It do not affect the taste however and it gives the result one is looking for. I would buy more for sure.January 21, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDisappointment with sparkolloidTried it twice per directions in cloudy pumpkin wine-no effectOctober 30, 2018Purchased
7 months agoAwesome stuff!Worked as needed! Great product! Will be sure to order again.June 11, 2018Purchased
1 year agoFollow the instructionsGood for clearing Mead. A one step clarifier. Clears in 5-7 days. Keeps the wine vegitarian. Follow the instructions.April 25, 2018Purchased
1 year agoThis stuff works great for meads.Easy to use and works great. This batch of mead had sat a little cloudy for several weeks despite being finished. The instructions say to wait a week before bottling but this is how it looks only 48 hours in. I will wait the full week but I'd call it clear already.
FYI: 1 tablespoon of powder treats 5 gallons.February 27, 2018Purchased
1 year agoso far it has done the job it was suppose to do. Just need to crack a bottle and see the final results.September 29, 2017Purchased
1 year agoWorks greatDid the trick with a melomel that wasn't clearing nicely. As with other reviews, does work in 1 week!January 22, 2016Works in a weekMakes wine sparkle clear, could be clearer even with a filter._x000D_A week and it's ready, but you can give it longer if you like.March 1, 2014Takes 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, 2014Nice 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, 2013
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Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 6 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?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: Scott Laboratories (the manufacturer) says this on their product page:
Heat water to boiling [1-2 gallons of water per pound Hot Mix Sparkolloid NF (8-15 L/kg)].
Slowly stir in the Hot Mix Sparkolloid NF. Maintain temperature above 82°C (180°F) while agitating the mixture constantly until all of the translucent globules of clarifier have been dissolved and the mixture is smooth and creamy (approximately 20-30 minutes).
While still hot, slowly add the mixture to the wine. This is easily accomplished by adding to a tank being mixed by a Guth agitator or by introducing the hot mixture into the line during a pump-over.
Let the wine settle one week or more, depending somewhat on the volume of wine involved.
Then filter, preferably from the top of the tank.
Storage: Keep tightly sealed and dry. Shelf life is 4 years at 18ºC (65ºF)."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.