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potassium bicarbonate

The salt of carbonic acid (also potassium hydrogen carbonate) is a white, odorless crystal powder with an acid taste. The substance serves as a release agent and acidity regulator in food centers; it is also included there as food additive E501. In the winemaking it will be for the deacidification of musts and young wines in front of the bottling used. It is under intense stirring the grape or wine added, for the reduction of 1 g / l tartaric acid you need 6 g / hl. The tartaric acid is called as Weinstein (Kaliumhydgentratrat) slowly precipitated. Incidentally, while the malic acid not diminished. Potassium bicarbonate also has an anti-genuine effect mildew and is therefore called sulfur spare or. Pesticides used in organic vegetables. See also below Means in winemaking,

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