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Viniflora Dry Malolactic Bacteria - 1.5 g
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Viniflora Dry Malolactic Bacteria - 1.5 g

Malolactic Bacteria Accessories  
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Description

Good for 66 gallons. Oenococcus Oeni strain manufactured by Christian Hansen laboratories. Malolactic cultures are bacteria that convert harsher malic acid to lactic acid. They are often used in red wines to mellow them and sometimes in Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to provide the buttery notes. This culture is added 2-3 days into the initial ferment while the alcohol levels are lower. This was the original ML strain that most winemakers used. Alcohol tolerance 14% v/v. 

Click here for a PDF of the MoreWine Manual on Malolactic fementation. (Tip: Success begins during the hydration phase!)

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Weight 0.06 LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
need to finish ML
Phillip M on Jan 22, 2022
Matches my needs for MLF with the Pinot Noir I am making
Joe H on Nov 2, 2021
need to finish ML
Phillip M on Jan 22, 2022
I’ve used it for 20 years
Jerry L on Dec 20, 2021
Matches my needs for MLF with the Pinot Noir I am making
Joe H on Nov 2, 2021
Worked well in the past
Terence C on Oct 8, 2021
works every time
todd c on Sep 24, 2021
Use every year
Steve J on Sep 21, 2021
I'm making red wine
doug s on Sep 16, 2021
I'm giving it a second try. It didn't work last year at 3.2 pH
Roger D on Sep 16, 2021
Works well for me
Matthew H on Sep 14, 2021
used it before
Sal V on Sep 4, 2021
to complete my wine making experience
Chris T on Sep 3, 2021
for its 66 gallons.
CHRISTINE W. on Aug 21, 2021
complete ml for me
Matthew H on Aug 14, 2021
Making red wine.
William A on Aug 12, 2021
Recommended by winery
Paul A on Jun 21, 2021
I want to initiate MLF in my secondary fermentation of homemade guava wine
Gerald P on May 1, 2021
Malo fermenting our cab sauv
Micah M on Apr 3, 2021
Have used before with good results.
James D. K on Mar 8, 2021
Used product before
Michelle U on Feb 8, 2021
Old reliable
Doug H on Dec 10, 2020
dry malo has been more reliable for me than liquids
Doug H on Nov 14, 2020
I bought it before and it worked well.
Ludger S on Oct 15, 2020
Worked well last year.
PATRICK J H on Oct 15, 2020
no hydration required, always finishes
glenn l on Sep 23, 2020
old reliable
Mark T on Sep 16, 2020
need it
robert g f on Sep 12, 2020
Used before, works for me
Michelle U on Aug 26, 2020
good luck in past
James K on Jul 8, 2020
Why not?
Philip K. B on Dec 10, 2019
Because, I wanted to
Robet Vucinic on Dec 5, 2019
Good reviews and price
Valued C on Nov 13, 2019
To use for mlf
Jolene M on Oct 24, 2019
works well for me
Matthew H on Oct 4, 2019
Worked well last year
Wanda W on Oct 2, 2019
Used previously and worked
PATRICK J H on Oct 2, 2019
worked last time
Ric H on Sep 25, 2019
Want to convert Malaic acid to Latic acid in red wine
Betty J W on Sep 21, 2019
red wine
Joseph G on Sep 16, 2019
Used last year
Steve J on Sep 16, 2019
red wine
Judy P on Sep 14, 2019
EASE OF USE
glenn l on Sep 13, 2019
Best
Michael Paul W on Jun 7, 2019
used before and like it
William L on Apr 27, 2019
will do the job at a reasonable price
brian r on Dec 13, 2018
Reputed to work fast and reliably
Art S on Dec 5, 2018
Recommended by a fellow winemaker.
Gail C on Nov 19, 2018
It has good reviews
Franklin F on Oct 12, 2018
have used it before
Raymond K on Oct 9, 2018
Had success using this in the past
Peter F on Sep 15, 2018
Recommended
Robert M B on Sep 11, 2018
I’ve used it for 20 years
Jerry L on Dec 20, 2021
Worked well in the past
Terence C on Oct 8, 2021
How do you prepare the dry Malo bacteria for use in a 5-6G carboy?
Leo Otterbein on May 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I’ve used several of the Chris Hansen bacteria and this is the easiest as it’s direct add. I make over a barrel so I just add it directly at the peak of primary fermentation with some ml nutrients as the bacteria thrive in heat and the yeast hulls but it can be added at pressing or anytime after primary is well along. For 5-6 gallons I’d use a scale but you can use more than needed with no I’ll effect. Use 1/8 teaspoon for 5 gallons.
Hope this helps.
Once opened can you store the unused amount in the freezer for use in other wine batches over the next few months? I typically run the ML fermentation on 5 gallon batches of wine at a time and have lots left over in the package.
Matt Telfer on Oct 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it stores well. I first used it in May 2020. Since then I have used it in three other batches. The latest one being June 2021 and it’s working fine. I just place it in a plastic freezer bag and take out a few granules when I need them.
It is 66 gallons of must or finished wine we inoculate for? I have 83 gallons of merlot must and figure close to 60 gallons of wine.
kevin gill on Sep 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Kevin,
I usually inoculate after the primary fermentation is complete, while it is in the barrel aging.
Brian
Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Gave the best completion of my MLF
Write your review here. It must be at least 20 characters long. Gave the best completion of my MLFConsider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
October 19, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
red wine batch .
I have used this product with good success and with a yeast additive it seems to go a little quicker. My experience with the 70 F rule for a good start to the MLf is important .. Testing at the end to determine when fermentation is ending also crucial to good tasting red wine..
November 5, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Seemed Good
I used in co-inoculation with Zin and Barbera in 2018. Seemed to work fine.
August 12, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
The product isn't working this year
Hate to be critical of a product I've relied on for malolactic fermentation for upwards of 20 years. But this year it hasn't seemed to have worked; even after two attempts. The pH usually rises from around 2.1 to 2.5. But this year it hasn't risen above 2.3. I will be running chromatography test in a day or two.
So can't give a usual 5 star rating at this time.
November 21, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
May 29, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 4 out of 5
Great stuff!
Past experiences with this product have been positive. The purchase I recently made is for my 2018 harvest. I've been using this ML strain for several years, it's my standard ML treatment.
August 9, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We have been using this malolactic culture for the last few years, seems to work quickly and completely. Have never had any issues or lack of complete malolactic fermentation.
June 4, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best choice for me.
Excellent product and easy to use.
January 31, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Freeze dried Viniflora review
I have used this Malolactic bacteria for years. It always frements quickly and completely. I add it when my must reaches 80 degrees. It likes it warm.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago