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Chromatography Test Kit
MT930

Chromatography Test Kit

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Description

Paper Chromatograpy test kit used to tell if your malolactic fermentation has gone to completion. This information is essential knowledge for doing SO2 additions, cold stabilization, acid additions, etc on wines that have been innoculated with an ML strain or allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation. You will certainly want to know if ML has completed before bottling. Comes with 25 sheets, as many as 4 samples can be tested per sheet (must be tested simultaneously, sheets cannot be re-used).


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Item # MT930
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Weight 2 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Stephen C on Mar 3, 2020
Buying individual items would have cost more than the kit.
Michael C on Dec 19, 2019
previous user
Stephen C on Mar 3, 2020
improve my wine making skills
Mark K on Jan 1, 2020
Buying individual items would have cost more than the kit.
Michael C on Dec 19, 2019
Was on my adult son's Christmas list.
Valued C on Dec 7, 2019
Need it
Jeffrey D on Nov 20, 2019
Understanding malolactic fermentation is important for winemaking
Anthony D N on Nov 19, 2019
why do you sell this ?
Bill A on Nov 5, 2019
Need to measure malo, good price
Fred M on Nov 4, 2019
Suggested by wine makers' web site
James A on Nov 4, 2019
New to MLF, need starter kit to measure.
David M on Oct 26, 2019
friend
Jack L Hardesty, J on Oct 3, 2019
no other exists for small wine makers
Mayne Mihacsi on Sep 10, 2019
Prior usage
Terry B on Apr 10, 2019
Everything is self contained. We are using the kits for a school chromatography lesson.
Mikaila P on Feb 22, 2019
Have a few wines undergoing MLF and like to be informed on progress
Nicholas F on Dec 18, 2018
Determine Malolactic ferm has been completed.
Daniel D on Nov 21, 2018
Suggested in your free book "Making Red Wine " Thank you for that great guide
Tim J on Nov 17, 2018
I want it !
Takashi Y on Oct 25, 2018
to confirm ML is complete
Eric J on Oct 18, 2018
Reasonable price.
Joseph F on Oct 13, 2018
excellent reviews
Anthony L on Oct 8, 2018
Good reviews. Simple and reliable.
Todd D on Oct 8, 2018
Decent price
Kathleen o c on Oct 4, 2018
Need it
William N S on Sep 26, 2018
I've used similar in past but my supplies were all old and outdated
John P A on Sep 13, 2018
Need to do MLF testing
Malcolm C on May 4, 2018
Starting to use MLF testing
Lory B on Mar 2, 2018
improve my wine making skills
Mark K on Jan 1, 2020
Was on my adult son's Christmas list.
Valued C on Dec 7, 2019
I followed the instructions. Nothing happened. What did I do wrong? Three reference standards plus three wines on the blotter sheet. The only thing I can see (after exposing overnight and drying all day) is the two red wine blots a little higher than where I originally placed them.
Russ Brodeur on Nov 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 24 hours for results to be visible depending on ambient temperature and humidity. It sounds as though you waited sufficient amount of time for development. Are the reference standards blots visible at varying heights on the developed test? Do your wine spots align approximately with the Tartaric acid standard blot? It sounds like you are not seeing any presence of malic or lactic acid? If your reagent blots are showing but you are not seeing any traces of these acids in your wine blots, then one can only assume you have minimal amounts of these acids present in your wine. In my experience the developing solution has an extremely long shelf life if capped tightly.
Reviews

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paper chromatography test kit
My test results came out pretty much like the kit sample sheet. However, development was slower perhaps due to cooler weather. I left the test sheet hanging in my garage overnight before the colors were plain to see. Afterwards, there was still a bit MLF in the wine, or perhaps it was a random spontaneous fermentation. CONCLUSION I think it is a worthwhile gauge of malolactic fermentation completion in wine, certainly better than guessing by staring at tiny bubbles. I plan on using this kit on my future wines.
November 19, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Easier than I thought
This is a good complete kit. As a first time user, I would highly recommend finding a YouTube video on how to use the kit to get comfortable with the process.

Now I know with good accuracy the status of my MLF.
November 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to use
Easy to use and easy to read results.
November 3, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Very easy to use.
This Chromatography kit was complete with everything needed for multiple tests. I tested at the beginning of MLF to get a baseline. Easy to follow instructions. Overall, very pleased with this kit.
Great kit with easy to follow instructions.
Great kit with easy to follow instructions.
February 3, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Works (pretty well) as advertised
The kit worked pretty well. Results for MLF completion were pretty faint, but visible. The developer solution with formic acid is nasty stuff. Use lots of ventilation. Will share with friends and use again.
January 10, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
I would recommend this product as an indicator that malolactic fermentation has begun and is close to finishing.
December 23, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Es klappt. es stinkt, aber es funktioniert.
December 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Easy
Test is simple but it doesn’t tell you if you are completely Malic dry. Currently looks like I have no Malic acid and lactic acid shows Lactic and between Malic and lactic. There is still some minimum activity in the carboy to suggest that it is still undergoing ml. I did the test twice with a week between and results are the same.
Shows lactic acid, no Malic, but wine still undergoing ml ( bubbles)
Shows lactic acid, no Malic, but wine still undergoing ml ( bubbles)
November 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Brings me back to high school chem lab
The kit was as advertised. It's easy to use and provides the results that I want.
November 19, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great paper chromatography kit at a great price.
Great price for a well thought out paper chromatography kit with everything you need. Results are incredible and very useful. Save samples of juice, primary ferm, secondary ferm and finished wine and run them together to see the progress of your fermentation.
Takes patience but results are great. Lanes are: tartaric, lactic, malic, juice, ferm, ML ferm, wine
Takes patience but results are great. Lanes are: tartaric, lactic, malic, juice, ferm, ML ferm, wine
November 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago