The Spinzall Pre-Treatment Starter Kit includes:
This Starter Pack includes all of the clarifying aids needed to clarify liquids for use in the Spinzall.
Many Spinzall recipes require Pectinex Ultra SP-L. The Spinzall can clarify almost any non-starchy fruit or vegetable, either on its own or mixed with other liquids or alcohol. Any such product requires pre-treatment with Pectinex Ultra SP-L. Without this enzyme, the pectins in the fruits or veggies will prevent clarification. Using the exact amount of Pectinex Ultra SP-L called for in a recipe is not critical. A little more is better than a little less. Generic “Pectinase” enzymes are NOT a substitute.
Kieselsol and Chitosan
Most liquids products need to be pre-treated with clarifying aids in order to work in the Spinzall. If the enzyme pre-treatment (using Pectinex Ultra-SPL) is adequate, you will see a “break:” cloudy patches separated by areas of obviously clear liquid. If you see this break, you are ready to spin. Note: you may see a break in as little as five minutes. If you do not see a break, you may need to additionally treat your product with the wine fining agents Kieselsol and Chitosan. Kieselsol and Chitosan work by making the solids in your product clump together into larger particles that are easier for the Spinzall to spin out.
First add two milliliters of Kieselsol per liter of product, stir, and wait 15 minutes. Then add two milliliters of Chitosan per liter of product, stir, and wait 15 minutes. Finally add two more milliliters of Kieselsol per liter of product, stir, and wait as long as you wish. The longer you wait, the harder the product will break and the easier it will be to clarify. You can remember this recipe as “ Two-Fifteen” because all the measurements are 2 milliliters and you are always waiting 15 minutes.
Per liter of product:
- Add 2ml Pectinex Ultra-SPL and 2ml Kieselsol
- Wait 15 minutes
- Add 2ml Chitosan
- Wait 15 minutes
- Add 2ml Kieselsol
- Wait 15 minutes or longer, then spin
While the measurement of Pectinex Ultra-SPL does not have to be precise to work, it is essential that the measurements of Kieselsol and Chitosan are in order to work properly. Using a pipette is highly recommended for adding these precise measurements.