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Title: Bentonite Source?
Post by: BrewArk on February 03, 2010, 11:10:07 PM
Does anyone know where the bentonite used to clear wine comes from?  Is it a specific grade or is it really the same clay they use in kitty litter? ???
Title: Re: Bentonite Source?
Post by: mrdrysdale64 on February 04, 2010, 09:36:26 PM
Does anyone know where the bentonite used to clear wine comes from?  Is it a specific grade or is it really the same clay they use in kitty litter? ???

I think there are different types of bentonite; sodium, potassium and calcium. I think the food grade wine clarifier is potassium bentonite.

I would think twice about using kitty litter as a clarifier!  ;D  If you do; you might want to get fresh unscented kitty litter! Just kidding! ;)
Title: Re: Bentonite Source?
Post by: BrewArk on February 05, 2010, 06:37:23 PM

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I would think twice about using kitty litter as a clarifier!  ;D  If you do; you might want to get fresh unscented kitty litter! Just kidding! ;)
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Or I might get "skunky" wine? :D