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E & F

ENERGISERS
These are generally yeast nutrients with Vitamin B1 added and are used to speed up a slow or stuck fermentation.

EPSOM SALTS
Also known as magnesium sulphate. Epsom salts can be used as a yeast nutrient, but generally only in small doses.

FERMENTATION
This is the process where the sugar is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide by the action of enzymes and yeast.

FILTERING
Filtering is a quick and efficient method of removing haze in wines.
It ensures the wine is more stable, far less likely to re-ferment when bottled and is always the quickest way to clear wines. The brilliance of filtered wine excites the taste budsVin Clear Sachet and makes it irresistible.

FININGS
These are reagents used to clear wines by prompting the haze particles to grow, become heavier, and sink as a sediment.
Proven fining substances are isinglass, gelatine, chitin and bentonite and a few others.

FRUCTOSE
One of the two sugars (the other glucose) formed when ordinary sugar is broken down by yeast enzyme action. Normally the yeast makes its own.