8/2/2016 – I am using super kleer to clear up a 5 gallon batch of still mead. I followed the directions in adding the two parts and stirring, but have discovered that some online references say that you add part 1 and stir, wait 1-24 hours and then add part 2 and stir then wait 12-48 hours for effect....I did the two step process with only about 10 minutes . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As long as your mead is really STILL, i.e. no dissolved air, it should work just fine. For this reason, you should stir part 1 for at least 2-3 minutes to release the air/CO2 THEN add part 1. Do the same with part 2 and you should be good.
2/10/2015 – I have a batch that is almost 7 gallons - would 1 packet of Super-Kleer work? Would 2 be over kill?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Depends on the clarity you begin with, but yes, Usually 1 packet would be sufficient.
10/7/2013 – Can I use the Activated Stone Carbon - 1.5 lbs. Package The same way as using liquid activated carbon by dumping in my wash? And if so can I just distill it with the carbon in it then wash the carbon and reuse? Or would I need to use a clearing agent.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You CAN, but it is more effective when used after distilling. Simply fill up a a pvc tube with the carbon allow the distillate to trickle thru. Perhaps do both...?Yes you'll likely want to use a clearing agent or a filter as well.
10/5/2013 – I'm looking for the best clarifier for a 6 gallon batch of plum wine. Is Super Kleer 2 what you'd recommend? If not, which other one? Thanks!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Generally we like to use bentonite early during fermentation, and follow it with the Super Kleer product. Very effective.
11/29/2012 – i want to buy a pound of your super start yeast and a pound of yeast nutrient. I would like to know how much yeast and nutrient i would need to put into a 1 gallon jug to make a sugar/corn mash with the highest abv i could get. would i need to use some kind of clearing agent in it after it was done?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Here is a recipe for 5 gallons. You can scale it down as needed:To obtain 20% alcohol, you would need approx 14.5 lbs of sugar. For maximum alcohol production, it is probably best to add the sugar incrementally...that is, perhaps 5 lbs of it, then wait a while (maybe a week?) add another 5 lbs, another week and add the rest. This routine . . .
4/14/2011 – Does this 2 part wine fining contain chitosan as Super Kleer does?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it does.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
2/27/2008 – Hello, I want to make some mead, but already have the honey (saves a bundle on shipping to Alaska). Do you sell the Mead Blend, Campden Tablets, Potassium Sorbate and 2-part wine finings separately? If so how much would that cost? Thanks for the help.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, of course. We have those products in the Mead category, and the Wine Additives category. Here is a link to those products (with pricing)
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, 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!
7/13/2007 – I have mead brewing for about a year and a half now, (5gal) racked it several times, I have what looks like yeast suspended all through the mixture it has never settled to the bottom. Is this normal?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. If it's been sitting for 1.5 years, there is something funny going on! There are lots of reasons that COULD cause this besides yeast. Without knowing more about your batch, I would suggest using a combination of bentonite and after a day or so, use 2-Part Wine Finings to clear it up. You could also filter, I suppose.
3/25/2007 – Hello,I have 5 gal of mead in my secondary fermenter now but it still looks a little fuzzy. What can I do to clear it up? Do you recommend racking it again?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: First I would make sure it is done fermenting. If not, there is no point in trying to clarify it.If it is done, then yes, I would rack it again and wait patiently. There are additives that you can use to clarify the mead, like Bentonite and Super-Kleer which is quite effective, if you need to use it later.
11/16/2006 – 1. Is there a product to add to wine (home brew) to clarify the finished wine?2. Can a battery hydrometer be re-calibrated to use for wine testing?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 1. Several. We like a product called Super Kleer. See link below2. No, no no. AWFUL idea.
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
9/16/2006 – Should i add bentonite at the start of fermention with my yeasts, or wait till later? i am also going to add isinglass or kieselsol and chitosan later i am making 6 gallons of white zinfandel from fresh grape juice and want it nice and clear what do you recommend?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We recommend adding bentonite at the start of fermentation, along with your yeast. Use our Super-Kleer 2-part wine clarifier afterwards.
6/4/2006 – I have racked my wine for the last time and now I'm wondering do I need to use the crushed campden tablets if I am using Super-Kleer K.C.?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, they do entirely different things. Campden tablets act as a stabilizer to prevent bottle re-fermentation, and Super-Kleer is a clarifier.
4/29/2006 – What would be the best way to clear a wine? particulary fruit? I have an apple/pear mixture going now and its cloudier then anything i've ever seen before.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends on what is MAKING it cloudy in the first place, try using bentonite first, and then following it with our 2-part Super Kleer. Usually that will do the trick. Pectic enzyme may also help.If all else fails, you could filter your wine. Usually not necessary but...
3/11/2006 – I really l ike sweet/semi sweet soft fruit (peach, apricot, plum) wines and elderberry, black raspberry, chockcherry, wild grape. Which yeast do you recommend? I do not want dryness in the wine, I want lots of flavor and taste of the fruit. I whirl the fuits in my cuisine machine so what do I need to use to clarify the final products? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like Red Star Cote de Blanc for fruit wines like this. Another great choice is a liquid yeast called rudesheimer. For clarifying, we like to hit it with bentonite first During primary fermentation), and then add Super Kleer 2-part wine finings when fermentation ends.Links are provided below
2/16/2006 – If I were to brew my own SAKE and price was not an object what devices and supplies would I need to brew the best, clear SAKE with the most alcohol content at home using your supplies ??
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Homebrew sake requires little specialized equipment, just typical brewing stuff. A Complete Wine Making Equipment Kit (5 gallon) would be a good way to go, providing the fermenters, airlocks, test equipment, siphon gear, corker, corks etc. Other hardware you might need is a stainless steel brewpot. Sake is not boiled, but you will need . . .
10/25/2005 – I have 15 gallon of red must and today is the first fermentation day.should/could I add some pectic enzyme, gelatine, bentonite and super-kleen at this time and at what proportion?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would add some pectic enzyme, 0.5 teaspoon per gallon, as well as some bentonite (about 1 tsp/gallon). You can add the Super Kleer after fermentation. No need to a add gelatin, it is already in the Super Kleer
6/21/2005 – Dear Heaven,What is the easiest way to remedy chill haze after you wort has allredy fermented? Do you recommend any particular brand of fining agent? Isinglass? Vegtable gelatin? Polyclar? What's the most user friendly / foolproof type? Obviously my question surrounds the fact that one has allready screwed up on the albumin rest and/or the . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Wow...lots of questions!There are lots of ways to get your beer to settle out without leaving a funny taste. I will assume that you have already used irish moss in the boil, but that is one.One product that I have used, and works well, is called Super Kleer KC, which is actually a 2-part liquid additive containing chitosan and keisasol. . . .
5/11/2005 – I am planning on making a batch of elderberry wine, all of the recipes i have found don't mention Filtering. If i plan to filter when should i do that? Or do you recomend not filtering fruit wines?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I recommend to do it only if it NEEDS filtering. Usually it won't, if you use wine finings like bentonite along with our 2-part wine fining (Super-Kleer).
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
12/29/2004 – Recently we purchased the Minijet filter system. Our first line we filtered was a Merlot. We used a number 2 filter and after about 1 gallon wine started squirting from the top of the filters. I installed new filters and they lasted for about 1 gallon. So 12 filters later I finished filtering my wine. What did I do wrong? Should I have . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Well, I suspect that your wine was less than clear to begin with. It is really necessary to use a fiining agent, such as bentonite, or a combination of fining agents to remove as many particulates as possible PRIOR to filtering.Yes, running it thru the #1 pads first would have helped. Soaking for a minimum of 5 minutes is recommended, . . .
11/30/2004 – How much should I stir the Bentonite when I add it to the wine. The same question with Super-Kleer, it says to stir gently. Does that mean to just stir it into the top layer or though-out the 5 gals?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: With the bentonite and the Super-Kleer, there is no harm in doing a good, thorough mixing, as long as you don't whip it into a foam. The crud you stir up will re-settle soon after. Some people even use a motorized stirring paddle (similar to a paint mixer) to ensure a consistant mix. This also helps to drive off any dissolved air from your . . .
11/26/2004 – I am making my first wine batch and was wondering what is the best way to clarify it. Should I just use your sparkolloid powder or is it best to use teh Buon filter (or both). If I use the filter, should I also stabilize the wine?Thanks!!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: There as many ways to clarifier wine as there are wine makers. I like to use bentonite first, and then use SuperKleer afterwards. Usually that clears the wine all that I need. If you want brilliant, show quality wine you can then filter it with the Buon Vino filters. A #2 filter is almost always sufficient.
11/1/2004 – I have racked my 5 gallons of concord grape wine about 3 times, however it is still very cloudy. I was wondering what I can do to get it clearer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Try using bentonite, and the Super Klear KC.links below
6/15/2004 – i have recently made my first wine. it is a red, but I have not added anything except sugar water and fruit. the wine tastes ok, but is not even close to clear, will Bentonite fix it, or do i need more than one clarifyer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Bentonite is good, but I recommend following it with Super Kleer. Below is a link to that product:
4/18/2004 – I have about 5 gal of muscadine wine about 7 months old. It is excellent but cloudy. Is there anything you have that I can add to the wine to clear it up short of going the filtering route?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Try using a combination of bentonite, then Super-Klear. It should clear up in 2-3 days. Here are links to those products:
3/8/2004 – Hello HBH. I do all-grain mashing and the last batch I was absent minded and forgot the irish moss. It's been 9 days now for the IPA in the primary. It's not clearing at all. Is there anything I can do to save it now? My secondary is about 27 days, that will help I'm sure some. Help Save The IPA!!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No problem. As you say, a long secondary will help lots.If after it stops bubbling, and it's still cloudy, you can hit with some 2-part wine finings (it's just kieselsol and liquid gelatin). This works very well.
1/22/2004 – another question, does it strip wine of anything? especially taste?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not that I have noticed, and I recently took a "Best of Show" in a big wine competition using this. It goes into every varietal wine kit we sell, also. Very good stuff!
1/22/2004 – does this really usually work within one day? as in 24 hours? and then is ready to rack?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Very often, yes. That is not abnormal. I will still wait for perhaps 2-3 days before racking, however.
10/8/2003 – this sounds better than pectic enzyme. how much do I use per gallon?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it is very effective when used after fermentation. You use all of the 2 bottles that come with the package for a 5-6 gallon batch.
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