Enzyme: Pectolase (Pectolyase) mix for 200 to 400kg fruit

R 145.00

R 145.00
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This 50g granular Pectolase mix is suitable to treat between 200 and 400 kg of fruit.

The pectolase mix is used to break down pectin and proto-pectin in fruit to:

  • increase the juice yield from fruit and to
  • enhance the amount of fermentable sugars in the fruit.
  • May increase methanol production during fermentation

Mash your fruit with the minimum amount of water and heat to between 10 and 50 degree C

Sprinkle pectolase over mash and stir in well

Leave for 2 hours at a temperature between 10 and 50 degree C..

Add water and sugar (if required) to fruit for fermentation only after pectolase treatment.


1. The dosage should be kept at 1g pectolase mix for every 4 to 8 kg of fruit. Fruit with little pectin (little "white stuff" such as white grapes) requires 1g pectolase per 8 kg of fruit whereas fruit with lots of pectin (lots of "white stuff" like marulas and citrus) would require 1 g of pectolase per 4 kg of fruit.

2. If you cannot maintain the temperature of the mash at between 10 and 50 degree C over a 2 hour period, allow a longer treatment time (i.e. 4 hours at 25 degree C)

3. Pectolase will increase the methanol formation during fermentation, so it is important to understand the pros and cons of using pectolase enzyme. 

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