Malic Acid: Acid Blend for Wine

(6 customer reviews)

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Ideal for increasing the acidity in wine and fruit cider. Lower pH prevents mold and infection during fermentation.

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SKU: 5438077800615 Category: Tags: , GTIN: 5438077800615Brand: Arishtam Home Brew Supply Store

Malic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with pK values of 3.40 and 5.11. Malic acid has a smooth, tart taste that lingers in the mouth without imparting a burst of flavor. It is highly water-soluble. It is inhibitory to molds, and bacteria, probably due to its impact on pH. Malic acid is used in beverages, hard candies, canned tomatoes, and fruit pie fillings.

When to use?

A low pH during the initial 3 days of the wine making (must) is important to prevent contamination, fungal/mold infection. Typically, wine makers use a blend of Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Malic Acid to achieve the low pH. (The first 2 acids are available in the baking supply stores)

Malic acid is found in apples and other fruits and is, therefore, the best choice for adjusting ciders.  Malic acid is less sour than Tartaric acid and can also be used to make acid adjustments in Rieslings, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat varieties. Note that Malic acid is found abundantly in raw grapes and hence it feels more natural when added to your blends. Another natural acid found in fruits is Oxalic acid

Dosage

0.7g per liter adjusts acidity by +.1%. It will lower the pH.  If the wine goes under a subsequent malo lactic ferment, then about half of the Malic acid would get converted into Lactic acid.

1 tsp = 2.7 grams(approximately), but 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.

Size:

Choose between pack contains 25gm or 100gm

6 reviews for Malic Acid: Acid Blend for Wine

  1. Dr. Nikhil Naithottu (verified owner)

    Amazing results

    • Ankur (store manager)

      Thanks doc. malic acid is used as an acid blend to regulate pH

  2. Saji

    Good

    • Ankur (store manager)

      Thank you Saji

  3. Goldy Grewal (verified owner)

    I m giving 5 star to this product even without trying it because now i have faith on the quality of products i ordered from this store. Everything i got frm Arishtam was above my expectations. I have recommend many of my frnds,, b’cos this is one stop shop for everything u need for home brewing..

    • Ankur (store manager)

      Do try to use this to balance the pH for fruit wine and share the feedback

  4. B L Bengani (verified owner)

    Nothing great

  5. Gasper DSouza (verified owner)

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