Malic Acid (E296) - 50g Bag
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Malic Acid (E296) can be used when the fruits or flowers you are using for your homebrew wine do not contain enough acidity on their own. If the wine recipe needs a high acid content then adding Malic Acid can help.
This is an organic compound which is an active ingredient in sour or tart fruits. Malic Acid will give a tart apple taste when used in wines. Not only can you use it to enhance taste and acidity but it also speeds up the fermentation process.
If your recipe calls for an "acid blend", this is simply 3 acids: Citric, Malic & Tartaric. You can easily make your own acid blend by mixing 3 parts Tartaric, 2 parts Malic and 1 part Citric. Mix: 1 1/2 tsp Tartaric Acid, 1 tsp Malic Acid & 1/2 tsp Citric. This is your acid blend. Then use 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of this blend per 4.5 litres of grape juice.
You can also add this to white wine kits to add extra acidity and zing to your white wines.