SilaFine is an easy-to-use, vegan friendly fining agent that quickly creates crystal clear beer by removing yeast and haze-forming particles. This highly effective clarifier will eliminate or greatly reduce the need for filtration without affecting flavor. SilaFine is a unique, negatively charged silica sol fining agent that binds with positively charged haze active proteins and polyphenols to create an electrostatic net that also drags down yeast cells. SilaFine does not target foam active head forming proteins, so the beer foam in glass is unaffected.
Exact usage rate should be determined by running trials. In absence of the ability run trials, start with 30ml/1oz per bbl and adjust future dosing up or down as needed. SilaFine will work to drop out yeast at fermentation temperatures, but for full effectiveness on haze-inducing particles, we recommend adding it to beer that has been chilled below 39°F. If the beer has not cleared after 24 hours, a second dose can be added. SilaFine should be stored cool, but do not freeze.
Unitanks & Brites:
If you are using a brite tank, SilaFine is best added to the beer stream inline when pumping from fermenter to brite. If you are using a Unitank and no brite tank, add to the top of the Unitank while rousing with CO2 for 5-10 minutes from the bottom. Or you can use a pump loop to recirculate the beer in a Unitank, instead of rousing with CO2. If added at ideal temperatures below 39°F, and well dispersed into the tank, clarification can take as little 8-12 hours. Otherwise clarification may take up to 48 hours. We advise against using more than the recommended amount, as overdosing can actually increase haze temporarily and cause a longer settling period.