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Chromatography Test Kit for Wine Making
MT930

Chromatography Test Kit for Wine Making

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How do you tell if your malolactic fermentation is done?  With our Paper Chromatograpy test kit! Use it to tell if your malolactic fermentation has completed and you can move to the next step. This information is essential knowledge for doing SO2 additions, cold stabilization, acid additions, etc on wines that have been innoculated with an ML strain or allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation. You always want to know if ML has completed before bottling because if a wine is bottled with an incomplete Malolactic Fermentation it runs a high risk of completing it in the bottle which will ruin the wine. Comes with 25 sheets, as many as 4 samples can be tested per sheet (must be tested simultaneously, sheets cannot be re-used).


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Item # MT930
Weight 2 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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husband requested this on his Christmas list
Frances R on Dec 19, 2020
improve my wine making skills
Mark K on Jan 1, 2020
husband requested this on his Christmas list
Frances R on Dec 19, 2020
previous user
Stephen C on Mar 3, 2020
improve my wine making skills
Mark K on Jan 1, 2020
Buying individual items would have cost more than the kit.
Michael C on Dec 19, 2019
Was on my adult son's Christmas list.
Valued C on Dec 7, 2019
Need it
Jeffrey D on Nov 20, 2019
Understanding malolactic fermentation is important for winemaking
Anthony D N on Nov 19, 2019
why do you sell this ?
Bill A on Nov 5, 2019
Need to measure malo, good price
Fred M on Nov 4, 2019
Suggested by wine makers' web site
James A on Nov 4, 2019
New to MLF, need starter kit to measure.
David M on Oct 26, 2019
friend
Jack L Hardesty, J on Oct 3, 2019
no other exists for small wine makers
Mayne Mihacsi on Sep 10, 2019
Prior usage
Terry B on Apr 10, 2019
Everything is self contained. We are using the kits for a school chromatography lesson.
Mikaila P on Feb 22, 2019
Have a few wines undergoing MLF and like to be informed on progress
Nicholas F on Dec 18, 2018
Determine Malolactic ferm has been completed.
Daniel D on Nov 21, 2018
Suggested in your free book "Making Red Wine " Thank you for that great guide
Tim J on Nov 17, 2018
I want it !
Takashi Y on Oct 25, 2018
to confirm ML is complete
Eric J on Oct 18, 2018
Reasonable price.
Joseph F on Oct 13, 2018
excellent reviews
Anthony L on Oct 8, 2018
Good reviews. Simple and reliable.
Todd D on Oct 8, 2018
Decent price
Kathleen o c on Oct 4, 2018
Need it
William N S on Sep 26, 2018
I've used similar in past but my supplies were all old and outdated
John P A on Sep 13, 2018
Need to do MLF testing
Malcolm C on May 4, 2018
Starting to use MLF testing
Lory B on Mar 2, 2018
previous user
Stephen C on Mar 3, 2020
Buying individual items would have cost more than the kit.
Michael C on Dec 19, 2019
I followed the instructions. Nothing happened. What did I do wrong? Three reference standards plus three wines on the blotter sheet. The only thing I can see (after exposing overnight and drying all day) is the two red wine blots a little higher than where I originally placed them.
Russ Brodeur on Nov 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 24 hours for results to be visible depending on ambient temperature and humidity. It sounds as though you waited sufficient amount of time for development. Are the reference standards blots visible at varying heights on the developed test? Do your wine spots align approximately with the Tartaric acid standard blot? It sounds like you are not seeing any presence of malic or lactic acid? If your reagent blots are showing but you are not seeing any traces of these acids in your wine blots, then one can only assume you have minimal amounts of these acids present in your wine. In my experience the developing solution has an extremely long shelf life if capped tightly.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
Easy to use and results were very accurate. Honestly the easiest part of the winemaking process when compared to sulfite and pH management. Always use in a well ventilated area
March 1, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Packaging
This seems to work much better than the Vinmetrica system i recently bought and is less expensive. It works well. The Chromatography paper is packaged inside the bottle and is quite hard to remove. Perhaps consider shipping the paper separate from the bottle?
January 4, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
paper chromatography test kit
My test results came out pretty much like the kit sample sheet. However, development was slower perhaps due to cooler weather. I left the test sheet hanging in my garage overnight before the colors were plain to see. Afterwards, there was still a bit MLF in the wine, or perhaps it was a random spontaneous fermentation. CONCLUSION I think it is a worthwhile gauge of malolactic fermentation completion in wine, certainly better than guessing by staring at tiny bubbles. I plan on using this kit on my future wines.
November 19, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easier than I thought
This is a good complete kit. As a first time user, I would highly recommend finding a YouTube video on how to use the kit to get comfortable with the process.

Now I know with good accuracy the status of my MLF.
November 17, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use
Easy to use and easy to read results.
November 3, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very easy to use.
This Chromatography kit was complete with everything needed for multiple tests. I tested at the beginning of MLF to get a baseline. Easy to follow instructions. Overall, very pleased with this kit.
Great kit with easy to follow instructions.
Great kit with easy to follow instructions.
February 3, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works (pretty well) as advertised
The kit worked pretty well. Results for MLF completion were pretty faint, but visible. The developer solution with formic acid is nasty stuff. Use lots of ventilation. Will share with friends and use again.
January 10, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I would recommend this product as an indicator that malolactic fermentation has begun and is close to finishing.
December 23, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Es klappt. es stinkt, aber es funktioniert.
December 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy
Test is simple but it doesn’t tell you if you are completely Malic dry. Currently looks like I have no Malic acid and lactic acid shows Lactic and between Malic and lactic. There is still some minimum activity in the carboy to suggest that it is still undergoing ml. I did the test twice with a week between and results are the same.
Shows lactic acid, no Malic, but wine still undergoing ml ( bubbles)
Shows lactic acid, no Malic, but wine still undergoing ml ( bubbles)
November 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago