BENTONITE 1lb Food Grade Fining For Clearing Wine or Facial Cleanser


Bentonite is a low cost and effective grey clay granule that is used in wine, liquor, cider, beer and mead as a clarifier.  Bentonite aids the yeast in growing quicker and stronger in the initial fermentation.  It absorbs colloidal substances and helps to settle out the dead yeast cells so that you are not transferring a lot of sediment into your secondary fermenter after racking.  It also helps to reduce the occurrence of certain off-flavors and reduces the wines ability to oxidize. Add prior to primary fermentation to clear pectic and protein haze.  Also useful for facials and soaps!  Available in custom size bulk packs at even lower cost.

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Bentonite (Montmorillonite) is a clay-like mineral that removes positively charged particles from wine. Add immediately after pressing or to primary fermentation to clear pectic and protein haze. Add 2 teaspoons with half a cup of boiling water (or very hot) and stir for 1-2 minutes. After the solution stands for an hour, mix and stir the solution into your wine. Let stand for 7-14 days during primary fermentation, then rack into a sanitized carboy.

  • 1lb Pack 100% Pure K type Bentonite – the lowest cost of all finings
  • Bentonite Clay is a very soft clay. Excellent colloidal properties.  Great for clay face masks, body masks and facial soaps
  • Bentonite Clay is Useful on oily skin. Excellent oil absorbing properties. All Natural. 
  • We never use metal when handling bentonite. Particle size: 80% smaller than 74 microns, 40% smaller than 44 microns.
  • For years it has been thought to remove acne causing toxins from the skin and revitalize tired skin.
  • May be used as a soil additive to increase water and nutrient retention.
  • When adding to a liquid base, you may need to mix this with a small amount of water to prevent clumping.  

Our Bentonite is mined in the western United States from naturally occurring volcanic sediments.

INSTRUCTIONS: Distribute the determined dose in water 1:5 and leave to swell for 20-24 hours (Can be shortened).  Pour off excess water. Before adding to must, dissolve the resulting pulp mass in a glass with some of the wine.

UPC 888690261501

Additional information

Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in


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