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Acti-ML is a Malolactic nutrient used during rehydration of both direct inoculation and standard-type Malolactic Bacteria strains. It is a specific blend of inactive yeasts rich in amino acids, mineral cofactors and vitamins. These inactive yeasts are mixed with cellulose to provide more surface area to help keep the bacteria in suspension. Acti-ML can help strengthen the development of bacteria growth under difficult conditions.

Please note that due to its unique formulation, only Acti-ML can be used in the hydration phase of malolactic bacteria. Other ML nutrient formulas are not compatible with this protocol and their use during the hydration phase could severely limit the bacteria's viability!

Acti-ML serves an analogous function to Go-Ferm Protect in yeast fermentations.

To Use:
Mix Acti-ML into 5 times its weight in 25C (77F) chlorine-free water. Add your bacterial culture, then wait 15 minutes before adding to the wine. Dosage rate: 0.84g/gal of wine

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Gets it going
Gunnar B on Oct 17, 2019
Past experience
Howard D on Oct 7, 2019
Gets it going
Gunnar B on Oct 17, 2019
I have 1/2 ton of grapes
David Y on Oct 9, 2019
Past experience
Howard D on Oct 7, 2019
always helps to have nutrients on hand
Matthew H on Oct 4, 2019
read that it was recommended in your manual
Ilene A on Oct 3, 2019
your suggestion
Stephen B on Oct 2, 2019
To help
Bret S on Sep 30, 2019
Recommended by The Home Winemaking Channel
Charles P on Sep 30, 2019
Recommended in catalog
Stan S on Sep 30, 2019
Used last year - recommended by Scott Labs
Diane S on Sep 30, 2019
rehydrate dry ML bacteria
Ian P on Sep 21, 2019
David F on Sep 16, 2019
previous use
Helge A on Sep 3, 2019
More Wine recommended
Sean A on Aug 28, 2019
Used before
Dominic P on Aug 28, 2019
trying out malolactic
Robert A W on Aug 28, 2019
for ML inoculations
Allan S on Aug 28, 2019
had good luck following the manual.
Phillip S on Jul 29, 2019
Making wine with this product combination for several years - good outcome.
Tania D on Jul 29, 2019
Your site suggested it
John B on Jun 11, 2019
Paul C on May 30, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin on May 17, 2019
Tried it last year and liked it
Valued C on May 14, 2019
This is recommended before adding the bacteria
Chris R on May 3, 2019
used before and like it
William L on Apr 27, 2019
recommendation from people @ winemaking talk.com
william h on Apr 20, 2019
It was recommended in a recipe for the wine I'm making.
Mihai Bordea on Apr 18, 2019
Same as for yeast
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
history of good results
michael a on Apr 10, 2019
ML fermentation aid
Peter N on Apr 1, 2019
Routine additon to provide nutrient for ML bacteria.
Gordon John K on Mar 24, 2019
Because you recommended it.
Vincent J B on Dec 28, 2018
I like a strong ML fermentation!
Gary D on Nov 30, 2018
Help with MLF
Justin Z on Nov 17, 2018
Need it if you want good MLF results
Max Grebe on Nov 17, 2018
More Flavor recommendation
Kevin H L on Oct 28, 2018
Part of the process
Lou B on Oct 25, 2018
Because it’s recommended and inexpensive
Dan K on Oct 23, 2018
Goes with the ML bacteria to aid in completion
Eric J on Oct 18, 2018
It works great!
Greg Thomsen on Oct 18, 2018
Allan S on Oct 15, 2018
Used in prior cases with good luck
Valued C on Oct 12, 2018
Great product.
Charles E on Oct 8, 2018
Good Results in Past
James D P on Oct 8, 2018
Low price nutrient
Travis R on Oct 5, 2018
tried and works for me
Guang X on Oct 5, 2018
help with MLF
Janice M on Oct 3, 2018
Ran out
Joni S on Oct 1, 2018
Recommended by Scott Labs for MLF
Diane S on Oct 1, 2018
Anything freeze dried needs a little help
Valued C on Sep 22, 2018
I have 1/2 ton of grapes
David Y on Oct 9, 2019
always helps to have nutrients on hand
Matthew H on Oct 4, 2019
Should I use this even with a liquid Malo like Wyeast 4007? The website's red winemaking guide is not very clear on this point. It would seem like the Wyeast is already hydrated since it's a liquid, so maybe I don't need this?
Paul R Nash on Oct 25, 2018
Peter Fox on Oct 2, 2019
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
BEST ANSWER: ACTI-ML isn't the nutrient designed to be added to the wine ... it's used during the initial hydration of the ML bacteria. The nutrient to add to the wine during ML is Opti Malo Plus.

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Used acti-ml and mlf started and completed with no delays.moll
February 8, 2018
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