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How to Clear Your Wine with GelatinUpdated a year ago

Chitosan, one of the ingredients in GoClear, is a shellfish derivative. Although we recommend GoClear because it is more effective and easier to use, gelatin is another option for those who want to avoid shellfish.

To help clarify your wine, you can use plain gelatin. You can simply buy it at the grocery store!

Gelatin bonds with molecules in your wine and precipitates with them to the bottom of your bottle. This makes it easier to remove very small particles in your wine when it's time to rack it.

1. First, rack your wine once. If you're making a gallon of wine, prepare 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin. 

2. Let the 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin "bloom" by putting it in 3 oz of cold water for 1 hour.

3. Microwave for 20 seconds.

4. Stir until dissolved, then add to your wine.

5. Swirl your wine well, and then place it in your fridge to cold-crash for 2 days.

6. Rack your wine again.

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