A variety of nutrients used to fortify the home brewers wort, must or wash to maximise the performance of yeast and enzymes for a variety of home brew problems.
Carrageenan is well established in the brewing industry as an important processing aid. Originally, unprocessed seaweed of the species Chondrus crispus (Irish Moss) was used to good effect. As interest in the food industry for high kappa isomer species such as Euchema cottonii increased so did availability and quality. Today most carrageenan used in brewing is this species. Its role as the most cost-effective method of wort clarification is undisputed.
When added to the boiling wort, kappa carrageenan reacts strongly with soluble proteins, notably the proline-rich haze precursor fraction. When the wort is cooled the carrageenan-protein complex becomes unstable and precipitates out of solution. The clear wort that results produces a beer with enhanced processing characteristics.
Add ¼ -1 tablet per 5 gallons (25 litres) of beer. The tablets are added directly to the wort during the last 10 minutes of the boiling period. For a bulk 100 litre batch, use 1 – 3 tablets.
Benefits: Improved hot break compaction, improved yeast vitality during fermentation, improved beer haze and colloidal stability.
A highly concentrated form of liquid Pectic Enzyme. It is supplied in an easy to use 15ml plastic bottle. The dose rate for wines and ciders is 10 drops per 5 litres (1 gallon). It does not matter if you add too much, you cannot overdose on this enzyme – in fact, the more you use the faster it works.
Pectinaze will remove both soluble and insoluble pectin as well as arabanes.
Araban (Arabinoxylan) is a type of hemicellulase (xylanase) found in some plant cell walls & can cause cloudiness in juices.
Each bottle contains enough enzyme to treat 20 gallons of wine, cider or mead.
Pro Ferm+ Cider is a specially formulated yeast nutrient and water enhancer for cider. It is designed to ensure a clean pure taste and a healthy progressive fermentation, minimising stuck and sluggish fermentations. Products are suitable for ALL kits (even when nutrient sachets are included in the box) and ALL ciders made with fresh ingredients. They have been extensively tested and research feedback has been impressive.
Pro Ferm+ Wine is a specially formulated yeast nutrient and water enhancer for wine. It is designed to ensure a clean pure taste and a healthy progressive fermentation, minimising stuck and sluggish fermentations. Products are suitable for ALL kits (even when nutrient sachets are included in the box) and ALL country wines. They have been extensively tested and research feedback has been impressive.
To use: Crush 1 tablet and add it to your wine, together with 1 spoon of the commercial quality nutrient mix and the yeast. Stir well to mix then leave to ferment as normal.
Harris Pure Brew works to eliminate Chloramine and Chlorine from your brewing water, which could otherwise react with the yeast during fermentation to produce unwanted phenol flavours, also known as the “homebrew” taste.
This product feeds the yeast to support a healthy, strong fermentation under restricted oxygen conditions. the provides a clean pure final taste. This is the first and only product on the market to remove the homebrew taste in beers. For this sachet to work simply stir it into your brew then pitch in the yeast and stir again. This product will improve any homemade beer, whether you’re brewing with a beer kit or all grain.