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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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clean barrels
Tom S on Dec 13, 2019
To mix with SO2 for sanitation solution
Colby Bullock on Nov 18, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Barrel maintenance
Mark G on Dec 10, 2019
Price is great
Danny F on Sep 2, 2019
How much citric acid should I use per gallon for cleaning equipment?
Kathy Dunn on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kathy. A bit late but hope this helps. I clean with ProxyClean (not available at MoreWine that I know of), rinse with water, then follow with a 70g/gallon citric acid solution in water. Then I rinse the citric with water and follow up with Star San sanitizer. So, ProxyClean, water rinse, citric acid, water rinse, sanitizer.

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Great product to use I always use it when making wine.
March 5, 2019
11 months ago
Citric Acid
Product as described.
November 7, 2018
1 year ago