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Citric Acid

Citric Acid

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Used primarily in sanitizing solutions to lower pH, therefore making the SO2 solution more effective. Use 1 tbsp per gallon along with 1 tbsp meta per gallon. Citric is not added directly to must prior to either primary or ml fermentation as its metabolism can lead to volatile acidity.

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 4 grams. We highly recommend using a scale to weigh the product for an accurate dose. We do not recommend relying on these rough conversions for accurate dosage rates.

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to make sanitizing solution
James D on Jul 7, 2020
Hard seltzer
David G on May 22, 2020
to make sanitizing solution
James D on Jul 7, 2020
mead
JP K on May 30, 2020
Hard seltzer
David G on May 22, 2020
cleaning stainless steel equipment and dirty grapes 10g/L required
IOURI P on Apr 29, 2020
Sanitization
Edith Gustason on Apr 22, 2020
Passivation, pH adjustments, and flavoring
Michael Ferguson on Mar 27, 2020
clean barrels
Tom S on Dec 13, 2019
Barrel maintenance
Mark G on Dec 10, 2019
To mix with SO2 for sanitation solution
Colby Bullock on Nov 18, 2019
Price is great
Danny F on Sep 2, 2019
Part of the solution to fill my wine barrel and prevents mold
Rosario C on Aug 28, 2019
Good product
Todd Hilsmeier on Aug 28, 2019
I'm halfway thru a bag. I use it to sanitize my filter system and pump.
Brian K on Jul 8, 2019
Barrel cleaning and storage
Theresa G on May 20, 2019
I use it to add to meta for sterilization
halfen h on May 13, 2019
Citric is better to add just before bottling than tartaric.
Susan V on May 10, 2019
Barrel Holding Solution
J S on Mar 21, 2019
Citric acid is essential for balancing sweetness vs acidity in white wines.
David B on Feb 9, 2019
cleaning
Joseph Guglielmucci on Nov 24, 2018
Adjust Ph mashing levels
jared cranford on Nov 17, 2018
need this to clean and sanitize with sodium bisulfite
MARK P. on Oct 30, 2018
Sanitation
Valued C on Sep 22, 2018
Acidify barrels after cleaning
Kirk Taylor on Aug 29, 2018
great to have on hand.
Jonathan S on Aug 24, 2018
Citric acid rinses all chemical cleaners off of equipment after washing.
Chris M on Aug 21, 2018
Sanitizer
Shawna L M on Aug 20, 2018
I use CA to clean calcified hardware.
Ken M on Aug 3, 2018
wine making
Richard M on Jul 6, 2018
price
Donald R on Jul 3, 2018
Good price, large volume.
Jimmy L on May 30, 2018
For a new drink
Mauricio M on May 5, 2018
Re-acification in barrles
Richard Robinson on Mar 31, 2018
mead
JP K on May 30, 2020
cleaning stainless steel equipment and dirty grapes 10g/L required
IOURI P on Apr 29, 2020
How much citric acid should I use per gallon for cleaning equipment?
Kathy Dunn on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use about three and a half grams per gallon plus a gram of 10% potassium metabisulfite mixed into solution. If you have a pH meter check the ph and make sure that it's at 3 or below after you add the citric acid and the one gram in about of potassium metabisulfite in about 3 gallons will give you 25 parts per million which should be more than enough to sterilize stuff without adding tons of sulfate to the stuff you put in the container afterwards
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Great product to use I always use it when making wine.
March 5, 2019
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1 year ago
Citric Acid
Product as described.
November 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago