Bentonite for use during fermentation
FermoBent® PORE-TEC is a pure granular sodium-calcium based bentonite with low iron for the specific treatment of juice. Due to its low iron content, fermentation on this particular bentonite is not only possible but encouraged. Fermenting on bentonite improves the release of CO2 during fermentation and the constant contact between juice and bentonite may eliminate the need for protein stabilization before bottling. This also helps to preserve varital aromatics as protein fining takes place before volatile aromatics are produced.
Bench trials recommended
Add FermoBent PORE-TEC slowly to approximately 5-10 times its weight of water and allow to swell. Allow a rest period of 4–6 hours. Dispose of supernatant and add remaining bentonite slurry to the must while thoroughly mixing. After fermentation, rack off of bentonite and gross lees.
Dated expiration. Store in a dry, odor-free and well-ventilated environment below 25°C (77°F). Reseal opened packaging