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Potassium Carbonate

Potassium Carbonate

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Potassium Carbonate is used to lower acidity levels in wine. 3.8 grams per gallon will reduce acidity by about .1%. Potassium Carbonate requires that the fermenter be stored cold for several weeks after application (please see our guides to Cold Stabilization in the documents tab above). During the period of cold stabilization the tartaric acid drops out as potassium bitartrate. Doing a trial run with a small amount is strongly suggested to determine exactly what the drop in acidity will be. Calcium carbonate can be used in a similar manner and does not require cold stabilization. However it adversely affects flavor, takes month to precipitate out of solution, and preferentially reduces tartaric acid first before affecting malic or citric acid.

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 8.3 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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mead
Jim E on Sep 25, 2020
to treat home water system
William T Mancuso J on Sep 22, 2020
mead
Jim E on Sep 25, 2020
We use this to treat our well water's PH.
Charlene S on Sep 24, 2020
to treat home water system
William T Mancuso J on Sep 22, 2020
I have a wine that appears a bit too acidic
Tom B on Sep 4, 2020
water ph adjustment
Ralph F on Aug 22, 2020
I'm out...
Mark A on Aug 13, 2020
Adjust the TA
John B on Aug 11, 2020
To add to my well water for ph through solution tank
keith l on Aug 2, 2020
use in mead
Ken R P on Jul 20, 2020
Water treatment
Michael W on Jul 16, 2020
Used in our water system to neutralize acit.
John F D on Jul 9, 2020
need to raise Ph in wine.
Joseph F on Jul 1, 2020
recommended by morebeer
Dennis C on Jun 20, 2020
To make potassium ascorbate
Faith Ann A on Apr 15, 2020
best deal
Julie R on Apr 11, 2020
Raise pH on a mead
Edward B on Apr 9, 2020
Don't use sodium bicarbonate. Buy in bulk even if you don't need as much to save money and you will have extra for in the future.
Andrew G on Apr 4, 2020
do wine by the 55 gal drum, will need this for the year supplies
Steve Zim on Mar 14, 2020
To balance pH
Frank on Feb 25, 2020
to neutralize my house water
William T Mancuso J on Feb 12, 2020
I use this chemical to control the acidity of my domestic well water.
Paul B on Feb 6, 2020
Need to reduce acid in our wine.
Mark D on Dec 18, 2019
Prior to bottling - to counter my acidulation that I do for aging at stable pH in my high pH wine
Hunter N on Nov 27, 2019
be able to raise ph in mead if necessary
David K on Nov 22, 2019
Using Potassium Carbonate to cold stablize white wine
Newfound Lake V on Nov 13, 2019
Grapes not ripe, pH sitting below 3.
Bryan A on Oct 4, 2019
to raise ph
John D on Sep 6, 2019
I need large quantity for my water system
William T Mancuso J on Aug 28, 2019
pH balance wine
Kenneth A Ryan on Aug 28, 2019
might need it
Kenneth W on Aug 28, 2019
pH adjust
Brian P on Aug 28, 2019
As a ph neutralizer during liquid soap making.
Valerie D on Jul 4, 2019
Cold stabilize wine
Newfound Lake V on Jun 13, 2019
Wine needs reduced acidity but must also be cold soaked.
Susan V on May 10, 2019
To raise the alkalinity of my water when I make stout.
Craig Peacock on Apr 27, 2019
Have not used before. Trying out to reduce tart taste in a Viognier.
Gordon John K on Apr 18, 2019
for MEAD
Matthew O on Apr 16, 2019
For making mead
Daniel H on Mar 16, 2019
I’m taking a mead making class
Theresa M M on Jan 11, 2019
Best quality on the market.
James E R on Jan 8, 2019
Acid reduction
craig L on Dec 31, 2018
Will be used to decrease acid level in a Chianti bucket wine
Ronald P on Dec 5, 2018
mead
Patrick S on Nov 17, 2018
Mead
William H on Oct 25, 2018
Need to lower acid. Your reccomendation to avoid calcium carbonate.
Stan S on Oct 2, 2018
Need it to balance the pH in my home's water through a mixing tank.
Paul B on Aug 9, 2018
to lower ph in aquaponic greenhouse
Peter U on Jul 25, 2018
To reduce acidity in wine
Scott H on Jan 15, 2018
We use this to treat our well water's PH.
Charlene S on Sep 24, 2020
I have a wine that appears a bit too acidic
Tom B on Sep 4, 2020
is this product usp food grade?
Megan on Oct 28, 2019
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Potassium bicarbonate is as advertised. Great quality.
May 14, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Arrived quickly and packaged well.
December 25, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Quality potassium carbonate to correct for PH levels.
This is the best brand to use. Others not so good. Would highly recommend, HDMAN.
January 24, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago