5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
2/9/2010 -- I use a steamer to exactract juice from raspberries, elderberries etc. From this I make jelly. It is no where near as clear as I'd like. Would using Sparkolloid Powder help? Thanks, Bill
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably not. It sounds lake a pectin haze, which is caused by the steam extraction.
2/19/2008 -- I have made mead several times. The last two batches have sediment haze that swirls around when the bottles are moved. One batch was two years old and racked at least three times. Do I need an additive? Should I boil the honey?by the way it tastes great and has brilliant color, but it turns some people off.(the haze)
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like to use a two part clarifier called Super-Kleer at the end of fermentation. Very effective. Others like to use Sparkelloid. We don't in boiling honey. Too many subtle aromatics are lost that way.Here is a link to those products:http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Product1272http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Product674
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
10/25/2005 -- can you tell me if sparkolloid requires filtering after use? some say it does and some it doesn`t. can you clear this up for me?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: "Clear it up"....is that intentional?To answer, however, is difficult. IF you let it settle for a LONG time, it probably won't require filtering. If you use sparkelloid and expect to bottle the next day, well, you will be dissappinted.
3/13/2005 -- I have 12 gallons of apple wine that refuses to clear. I tried super-clear and after 2 weeks I added extra pectic enzyme then 2 weeks later I added bentonite and moved it back upstairs out of my basement. It still looks about the same as when I started the process. Do I hit it with Sparkoloid or should I consider a filter process?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It sounds like a real problem child. No sure why it wouldn't respond to all those things, unless it was boiled...Yes, at this point, I think I would consider filtering it. I doubt if sparkoloid would work any better than what you have already tried.
10/31/2004 -- Will it take the color out of the wine? I have fresh blackberries.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No; or at least I have never noticed it taking any color out.
1/17/2004 -- I want to clear a sugar water and Prestige turbo yeast mix. What should I use?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sparkalloid works well, or a combination of bentonite and 2-part wine finings should take care of any haziness.
1/16/2004 -- How many 5 gal. batches can you make with 2 oz. of the sparkolloid powder?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Without actually measuring, these is maybe 14-16 tsp per package, so figure 28 to 32 gallons of wine. Figure six 5-gallon batches of wine.
1/11/2004 -- What is the recommended usage rate for this product. Don't know how much to order. I use 5 gallon carboys and make both red and white wines. Is this product better at clarification than bentonite?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Use: 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of wine. Mix required amount of powder with a small amount of cold water. Mix well until solution is smooth and creamy. Add mixture to finished wine and stir. Let wine settle for a week or more, then rack. The effectivness of sparkalloid is very similar to bentonite. Better with some wines than others (variable).
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