PVPP Polyclar - White Wine Finings (50g)
Polyclar (PVPP) is a finely ground (granular) — plastic material that works in relatively the same way as isinglass and gelatin with one important difference: it reacts more with the polyphenol part of the protein-polyphenol haze-forming complex so it does not seriously impede the foam quality of the beer. Polyclar’s electrostatic charge attracts the polyphenols in the beer, thus eliminating one half of the haze-forming equation. It settles out quickly and forms a packed sediment that is easily left behind when the beer is racked.
Another interesting by-product of Polyclar’s fining action is that it can remove some oxidative browning; that is, it can lighten the color as well as clear the beer.
Step 1. Dissolve 0.3 to 0.5 grams of Polyclar per liter of beer in sterile water.
For a 20 litre you will need 6 to 10 grams (approximately 2 to 4 teaspoons) of Polyclar. This will completely dissolve in a few milliliters of water.
Slowly add water to powder and stir.
Step 2. Add mixture to beer and stir.
Step 3. Allow to settle six hours.
Dosage: 20-30 grans per 100 Litres in must or 10-25 grams per Litre in wine