Tartaric Acid and Citric Acid

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This is where the professionals are separated from the basic home brewers! Citric Acid and Tartaric Acid provide a bunch of helpful and unique aspects to your home brew that you may have otherwise missed. You may be asking yourself, why do I need to use Citric acid in my homebrew? Well, we will tell you!

Citric acid

Citric acid is great value for money and great to use in wine, it reduces the acidity of your wine by lowering its PH and at the same time adds subtle lemony flavours as well as act as a natural preservative so your ale can stay fresher for longer, the bonus of citric acid is that you don’t need to use a huge amount of citric acid in your blend to get the desired results meaning one tub should last you a couple of yields.

Another bonus of Citric acid is it aids in the fermentation process which means not only does it taste better but also speeds it up.

Tartaric acid

Tartaric acid has numerous amount of properties to aid with your homebrew, it can help enhance the Bouquet of your blend as well as provide stability and colour to your wines. Tartaric acid is the main acid found in wines, it prolongs shelf life in both Wines and cheeses and acts like a fermentation agent when mixed correctly with baking soda.

Tartaric acid does not only help with winemaking, but it also helps when making cheese and also maintains the firmness of a variety of fruit and veg.

Please use sparingly and follow instructions and guides on how to use these products if it is your first-time use to ensure your blends are safe.