This compound is used to raise the acidity of wine, thus increasing tartness. It is comprised of equal amounts of malic, tartaric, and citric acids.
Use: Acid blend is most widely used by winemakers who start their wine with fresh fruit; you will not need this chemical if you are making wine from a kit. Its usage varies depending on the acidity of the wine or must. An acid test kit should be used to determine the acidity and usage.
- One teaspoon of Acid Blend will raise the titratable acid in one gallon of wine by approximately .15%.
- One Tablespoon of Acid Blend will raise the titratable acid in five gallons of wine by .09%.