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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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Wine making class assignment
Valued C on Nov 14, 2022
have used before
Robert L on Oct 5, 2022
Wine making class assignment
Valued C on Nov 14, 2022
looking for a better ending in my wine
Jeffrey s H on Oct 21, 2022
have used before
Robert L on Oct 5, 2022
Same as above.
Warren W on Sep 25, 2022
Recommended by MoreWine! red winemaking guide
Josh T on Sep 9, 2022
Optimize fermentation
Patricia C on Aug 25, 2022
Using it to make mead, great for fruit color
Matt G on Aug 15, 2022
Recipe
Charles C on Jul 11, 2022
Trying to retain color with strawberries
Matthew P on Jul 7, 2022
Used for 1-2 years. Great color extraction
Rich R on Jul 6, 2022
To round out making a red wine
Tracy K on Mar 21, 2022
It is required by a new recipe I am going to use.
Stephen C on Mar 16, 2022
looking for a better ending in my wine
Jeffrey s H on Oct 21, 2022
Same as above.
Warren W on Sep 25, 2022
what is the shelf life?
Roger Thayer on Sep 26, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I do not know what the manufacturer would recommend but I keep left over ingredients in the garage refrigerator at the end of a season. I have used the remaining Opti Red from the year before with a new batch purchased for the current vintage. I haven't noticed anything degradation in the material. I would not recommend more than a year and this assumes refrigerator storage during that time.
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