Chromatography Test Kit for Wine Making

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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Weight 2 LBS
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I need to check MLF is complete before bottling
Dennis M on Mar 3, 2023
Ran out
Gary Peixoto on Dec 14, 2022
I need to check MLF is complete before bottling
Dennis M on Mar 3, 2023
i need it for a new batch of wine i made
scott c on Dec 16, 2022
Ran out
Gary Peixoto on Dec 14, 2022
One must be cognesent of the degree to which the malic acid has converted to a lactic acid in their wine ferment.
tom f on Nov 4, 2022
Need to check for MLF ran out of paper and solution
Eliot B on Oct 28, 2022
Wine manual
Todd W on Oct 26, 2022
your guide to red wine making
Warren W on Oct 19, 2022
Self-contained starter kit
Dennis M on Oct 9, 2022
Lab analysis at winery
Judy K on Sep 21, 2022
to ensure the mlf has completed
Kathleen S. M on Apr 8, 2022
make sure the prosses is complete
christopher mack h on Mar 26, 2022
It has worked well for me in the past
Torben B on Jan 10, 2022
best value
Deborah S on Dec 10, 2021
the cheapest option
Anthony W Z on Dec 3, 2021
STEVEN W on Dec 2, 2021
I need to know when MLF is complete.
Joseph A S on Nov 23, 2021
Check that Malo is finished in wine
Blair on Oct 26, 2021
Need to confirm MLF has been completed and this seemed like a reasonable price (and I've always had good luck with MoreWine products).
Andrew C on Oct 22, 2021
To ensure when MLF complete
Roberta I on Oct 21, 2021
for home wine making measurement
Sana H on Sep 24, 2021
High Acid Grapes in Ottawa Canada
Gerald S on Sep 23, 2021
recommended by fellow vintners to assist in the verification of MLF completion
Karen F on Jul 6, 2021
Detect start and finish MLF
Yuriy D on Jul 3, 2021
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 DeLaMater 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
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 S on Sep 26, 2018
I've used similar in past but my supplies were all old and outdated
Jack on Sep 13, 2018
Need to do MLF testing
Malcolm C on May 4, 2018
i need it for a new batch of wine i made
scott c on Dec 16, 2022
One must be cognesent of the degree to which the malic acid has converted to a lactic acid in their wine ferment.
tom f on Nov 4, 2022
How long is the solvent / developer good for (shelf life) and the reference agents good for (shelf life)?
Michael Baumann on Aug 31, 2023
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.
What volume of developer is included in this ML test kit?
Stephen W Hade on Jul 16, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Good Deal
The 25 pages, 8.4 oz of developer and the three acid standards in this kit were a much better deal than replacing these items by themselves as needed from my local winemaking supplier.
August 11, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use.
Easy to use. Bring peace of mind to get solid answers for the status of MLF.
April 21, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
works great
seems to accurately measure MLF
January 11, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a great kit and has really be easy to use.
December 15, 2021
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Pleased with Test Kit
I used the test kit on two wines right after I received it. I followed the instructions provided and the results on the Chromatogram came out great! I was hoping to find that the malolactic fermentation was complete but it wasn’t , but it’s better to know for sure whether it’s complete or not!
Chromatography Test Results
Chromatography Test Results
December 6, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Worked as expected
Fairly easy to use, directions were a little unclear but after reading through them a couple of times it made sense. Otherwise, worked great and confirmed MLF had been completed!
November 5, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product.
This is a well designed kit that is easy to use and has a clear set of directions. As an extra control I added a sample of a nice Cotes du Rhone that I happened to be drinking and as expected it showed a complete ML fermentation. My wine, alas, had not fully completed ML fermentation to I have a bit more work to do.
October 31, 2021
over 2 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years ago