ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: Bentonite makes the wine clearer, more stable, and more drinkable sooner. Also reduces off-flavors, oxidation and post-bottling sediment. Bentonite is a clay that has the unique ability to remove fine, undesirable particles from a finished wine in a very short period of time. It does so by collecting and dragging these problem particles to the bottom with electrostatic attraction and hydrogen bonding.
MAKING THE SLURRY: Mix 2 tablespoons of Bentonite with 1 pint of boiling water in a blender. Run blender on high for 3 minutes. Then let the mixture stand for 20 minutes. The slurry is now ready.
IF NO BLENDER IS AVAILABLE: Mix 3 tablespoons of Bentonite with 1 pint of boiling water in a sauce pan. Allow the mixture to cool, then put it in a wine bottle or similar. Shake for 10 minutes and let stand over-night. Shake again before using.
USING THE SLURRY: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the slurry mixture for each gallon of wine. Stir vigorously while adding the slurry. Continue stirring periodically for 30 minutes. Your wine will usually clear in 6 to 12 hours, however it is best to wait several days before bottling the wine to make sure all suspended particles have settled. Once the wine has cleared, siphon it off the sediment into a clean container and it will then be ready to bottle.
MAXIMUM DOSAGE: More slurry may be necessary to clear some wines. Additional doses can be added not to exceed 4 tablespoons of slurry mix per gallon of wine.