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The product is an concentrated dry powder auxiliary finings for use with isinglass finings in cask conditioned beers.
♦ Dry product to be dissolved into water before use
♦ Shipping costs minimised with a powder formulation
♦ Provides the extra clarification required for cask beers
USING THE PRODUCT
(a) How to dilute and mix the product
Before it can be used, the product must be dissolved in water 24 hours before it is required.
• Prepare 25 litres of water at a temperature of between 12o and 15oC
• Add the contents of PACK A and stir until dissolved
• Add the contents of PACK B and stir until dissolved
• Allow to stand at between 12o and 15oC for 24 hours
• Add the contents of PACK C and stir until dissolved
• The Superkleer solution is then ready to use as auxiliary finings
Where to add auxiliary finings
Auxiliary finings can be added at one of several points. See also below 'Using auxiliary finings with isinglass':-
• Into the fermentation vessel
In order to avoid the difficulties of mixing auxiliary and isinglass finings in cask, the auxiliary can be added to the fermentation vessel. The addition should be made at the end of fermentation, just as the vessel goes onto chill. In most case, the residual fermentation and convection currents on cooling are sufficient to mix the product. With larger vessels, it is recommended to recirculate the tank contents if possible or to rouse with CO2 from the tank bottom.
• Into the beer main feeding the racking heads
This method is combined with proportional metering to ensure the correct rate of addition. Typically, the auxiliary is added first and a static mixer should be positioned between the addition point and the isinglass addition point downstream. If the distance to the racking head is short, another static mixer should be used after the isinglass.
• Into the cask before it is filled
The appropriate quantity of auxiliary is put into the cask before filling. If the filling rate is fast and turbulent, isinglass can then be added towards the end of the fill or after.
Using auxiliary finings with isinglass
With many cask conditioned beers, the best clarity is achieved by using an isinglass fining product such as Caskleer, Allkleer, Tankleer or Kompactikleer in combination with an auxiliary. The auxiliary products enhance the action of the isinglass. Isinglass can be added at one of several points:-
• Into the beer main feeding the racking heads. This method is combined with proportional metering to ensure the correct rate of addition. If the distance to the racking head is short, a static mixer should be used.
• Into the cask as part of the racking process. Ready-for-use isinglass is metered into the beer as it fills the cask. The turbulence of the filling process ensures good mixing.
• Into the cask before the cask is filled. The appropriate quantity of ready-for-use isinglass is put into the cask before filling. Mixing can be poor if the filling rate is slow and further agitation is then recommended.
• Into the cask after it has been filled. The least reliable method as mixing is then totally dependent on agitation or rolling of the cask after filling. With full casks and little headspace, effective mixing of the isinglass takes much more agitation than is generally realised.