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Opti-Red

Opti-Red

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An inactive yeast product which improves body, color stability, and mouthfeel in red wines. Using Opti-Red in the must makes polysaccharides available to complex with polyphenols as soon as they are released. This early complexing results in red wines with more intense color, rounder mouthfeel and better tannin integration. Use in conjunction with Lallzyme EX for best results. We think the effect is very similar to using D254 yeast which has a high degree of polysaccharide-tannin complexing. Use at the rate of 1 gram per gallon of red wine. Dilute Opti-Red in 4 times it weight of water or must and add at beginning of fermentation.

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 2.6 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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provide a better wine fermentation
luciano C on Oct 14, 2019
Used previously
Robert M on Sep 27, 2019
provide a better wine fermentation
luciano C on Oct 14, 2019
for better color
Houman D on Sep 27, 2019
Used previously
Robert M on Sep 27, 2019
Used it many times and it works well
Doug M on Sep 18, 2019
trial
nicola m on Sep 13, 2019
used this in past
Corvette285 on Aug 28, 2019
Ibid
SCOTT D on Aug 28, 2019
Works Great, I like to darker red color of my wines
Randy B on Aug 28, 2019
improve color stability and mouthfeel in red berry meads
Brian K on Aug 28, 2019
Recommended
Ricker O on Jun 22, 2019
smoother
Juan M on Jun 21, 2019
Your site suggested it
John B on Jun 11, 2019
recipe called for it
E. S on Jun 4, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin on May 17, 2019
Has done well in the past to perk up my kit wines.
Mike Sullivan on May 13, 2019
Brett Beer Fun
William R on Apr 26, 2019
To add body to mead.
Adam B on Apr 19, 2019
Same as for yeast
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
To increase mlf and color in berry meads
Ron S on Apr 4, 2019
To improve my meads
Brian Gorney on Feb 15, 2019
Great results using this in my red wine fermentations
Michelle T on Feb 11, 2019
I’m taking a mead making class
Theresa M M on Jan 15, 2019
mead
Brett T G on Dec 13, 2018
for mead making
Clint L on Nov 17, 2018
Brings out mouthfield and color during red wine fermentation.
Gary D on Oct 5, 2018
trying to improve color in Sangiovese
Valued C on Oct 3, 2018
Need to improve homemade wine quality
Joe S on Oct 2, 2018
For extra body and mouthfeel
William F on Sep 29, 2018
Read about it in Winemaker
Terry S on Sep 26, 2018
Recommended in the Red Wine manual
Andrew Pollock on Sep 25, 2018
past use
Steve C on Sep 22, 2018
Smoothes my teds
Robert C on Sep 11, 2018
to enhance mouth feel of my Frontenanc wine
David P on Sep 10, 2018
seemed like a good sugestion
Eric A on Sep 5, 2018
Got a tip to use this
John D on Aug 30, 2018
Have used before and seems to work well.
James S on Aug 27, 2018
This production helps smooth out tannins and help with color stability.
Chris M on Aug 21, 2018
body, structure, and mouthfeel. Who wouldnt want that?
Donelson L on Aug 14, 2018
extraction
Jason W on Aug 10, 2018
Word of mouth
Paul J on Aug 7, 2018
always
Jim S on Jul 31, 2018
For better color.
Jonathan B on May 23, 2018
Keeps the color you got
Craig E on Mar 16, 2018
good experience in prior wines with color stability
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
for better color
Houman D on Sep 27, 2019
Used it many times and it works well
Doug M on Sep 18, 2019
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I have used it in three different wines and they all have a beautiful deep red color. This is my first year using it so far so good.
November 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I love the color I get out of the skins great product will continue to use every year. Jim t
October 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago