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LQ Kieselsol and LQ Chitosan instructions.  LQ Super Kleer KC is a 2.2 fl oz dual pack of LQ Kieselsol and LQ Chitosan rated for use with 5-6 US gallons

Fall Bright, The Winemakers Shoppe
www.fallbright.comDundee, NY, USA, 607-292-3995


Directions: For best results use Kieselsol in conjunction with LQ Chitosan (or liquid gelatin).  


Add Kieselsol to carboy of wine, etc. Stir gently. Wait an hour to add the Chitosan. Allow 12-48 hours to clear.

LQ Kieselsol usage rate range: (30-50 ml/HL or 0.3-0.5 ml/liter)
Lower limit dose of Kieselsol is 0.3 ml per liter or 30ml/hl
1.14 to 1.589 ml per us gallon    
5.7 to 9.46 ml per 5 us gallons            
6.8 to 11.36 ml per 6 us gallons

Chitosan use is 5 times greater than Kieselsol.                      

Dissolve Chitosan in 1 fl. oz of warm water. Add to carboy of wine etc. Stir gently.
Usage rate range: 150-200 ml/HL   1.5 to 2 us gallons/1000 us gallons
1.5 ml to 2 ml per liter
5.7 ml to 7.6 ml per us gallon 

28.5 ml to 38 ml per 5 us gallons                                      

34.2 ml to 45.6 ml  per 6 us gallons 


Allow 12-48 hours to clear.   


Caution: Chitosan is a shellfish derivative. (We have read that this is not an issue if you are allergic to shellfish, however, it may warrant concern. Marcy)

Chitosan comes from shellfish – it's actually derived from chitin, a natural polymer found in the shells of shellfish and crustaceans.

Allergic reactions come from the proteins of the shellfish organism, not from the shells.

Any residual shellfish proteins that may have been left on these shells are completely removed during the process of transforming chitin into chitosan. Plus virtually all traces of chitosan are removed from the finished wine after the chitosan drops out of the must during the clearing process by means of racking and/or filtering.

So, the origin of chitin, the process of creating chitosan and the limitation of the chitosan means that, even those with shellfish allergies, can use chitosan with confidence.

However, as with any serious allergy issue, talk to your doctor first or request a test for chitosan.

There may be concerns of processing equipment being used on the actual protein of the shellfish, such as cautions on some nut products that are processed in plants that process peanuts, etc.




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