Malolactic Bacteria Culture - Enoferm Alpha - 2.5 g Freeze Dried - Treats up to 66 Gals

Malolactic Bacteria Culture Enoferm Alpha 2.5 gr. Freeze Dried. ALPHA is a vigorous Starter Culture and the most popular amongst home winemakers at The Beverage People. It is one of the best cultures for ML under difficult wine conditions while also respecting the wines quality. Maximum alcohol tolerance is 15.5%, total SO2 additions should be below 50 ppm, and pH should be no lower than 3.2. Under difficult stress conditions, Acti-ML nutrient should be used.

  • Alcohol Tolerance: 15.5% ABV
  • SO2 Tolerance: 50 ppm Total
  • pH Tolerance: Down to pH 3.2
  • Max. Inoculation Volume: 66 Gal.
  • Ideal operating temperature: 57-82 F
How to Use
  • A nutrient specifically formulated for malolactic bacteria, Acti-ML, is available here. It contains nutrients needed by the bacteria as well as cellulose to help keep the organisms buoyant during fermentation.
  • This article discusses the why and how of performing MLF on your wine including MLF strain selection, best practices for success, encouraging or discouraging buttery diacetyl production, and the greatest mystery of them all---determining whether the MLF fermentation has completed:

Click to unravel the mysteries of malolactic fermentation.



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