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- CellarScience® SilaFine - (Kieselsol) Fining Agent
CellarScience® SilaFine - (Kieselsol) Fining Agent
SilaFine is an easy-to-use, vegan friendly fining agent that quickly creates crystal clear beer by removing yeast and haze-forming particles. SilaFine is a unique, negatively charged silica sol fining agent that binds with and positively charged haze active proteins and polyphenols as well as yeast cells. SilaFine does not target foam active head forming proteins, leaving beer foam in glass unaffected.
Add 10ml or 1 tbsp per 5 gallons of finished beer. Gently rouse the beer to fully disperse the clarifier. Most effective on beer that has been chilled below 39°F. If the beer has not cleared after 24 hours, a second dose can be added. SilaFine should be stored cool, but do not freeze.
SilaFine can also be used in the whirlpool at a rate of 0.5-1ml per gallon to achieve a quicker and more compact sedimentation in the kettle.
SilaFine is based on a special selection of commercial grade amorphous silicon dioxide, also known as silica sol, at a concentration of 30%. Silica sol is known by a few names in brewing including colloidal silica, acidified silicates, silicon dioxide, and silicic acid. Unlike some other silica sols, SilaFine is not treated with aluminum oxide. SilaFine is a pure mineral and complies with Reinheitsgebot German beer purity law. Do not freeze. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.
The recommended shelf life is 12 months from the date the package is opened.