Q: How does Velcorin work?
A: Velcorin penetrates the cell and deactivates enzymes leading to the destruction of micro-organisms.
Q: What factors determine Velcorin effectiveness?
A: At low doses, Velcorin is very cost-effective against yeast and fermentation bacteria.
Q: Do I have to list Velcorin as an ingredient on the label?
A: No, the FDA lists Velcorin as a direct secondary food additive and therefore no labeling is required (21 CFR 101.100).
Q: How much Velcorin may I use?
A: The TTB allows up to and including 200 ppm of Velcorin in wine.
Q: What is the residual breakdown of Velcorin?
A: After addition to the beverage, DMDC rapidly breaks down into negligible amounts of methanol and carbon dioxide, which are naturally occurring compounds in many beverages such as fruit and vegetable juices and wines. Consequently, it has no effect on the taste, aroma or color of the wine treated.
Sobrante Wine Systems Machine and Procedure
Equipment: Burdomatt II K Velcorin Dosing Unit
Applications: For the treatment of spoilage yeast and other micro-organisms in wine or other beverages.
Compliance: All components, materials and chemicals are FDA approved and TTB approved.
Capacity: 1600 to 1800 gallons per hour.
Dosage: The legal allowable concentration needed to stabilize a wine at the time of bottling ranges from 50 ppm to 200 ppm.
Process: The dosing unit is typically set up within 50 feet of a mobile bottling line.
Electrical: Operates on 110v
Safety Warning: Velcorin takes approximately 4 hours to break down entirely in the wine into Carbon Dioxide and Methanol depending on the beverages temperature. For best practice please avoid consumption of the treated wine during this period of time.