Beta Co-Inoc Malolactic Bacteria

Item No. BETACO
Specifically selected by Lallemand for reliable performance in co-inoculation of wines with pH >3.2. Beta Co-Inoc is added to the juice/must 24-48 hours after yeast inoculation and before alcohol reaches 5% v/v. Recommended  temperature at inoculation is between 18-25 ° C (64-77 ° F) and recommended
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  • Specifically selected by Lallemand for reliable performance in co-inoculation of wines with pH >3.2.

  • Beta Co-Inoc is added to the juice/must 24-48 hours after yeast inoculation and before alcohol reaches 5% v/v. Recommended  temperature at inoculation is between 18-25°C (64-77°F) and recommended ongoing temperatures are between 15-28°C(59-82°F). A maximum of 80 ppm SO2 should be added at the crusher. 

  • Wines that are co-inoculated result in more fruit-forward wines as diacetyl is consumed by the yeast and bacteria.

  • Beta Co-Inoc is often used in the production of Chardonnay wines with fruity (ester) profiles.

Note: In co-inoculation, the health and success of the primary fermentation are keys to success. Factors such as pH, turbidity, temperature and nutrition must be considered. If the primary fermentation is sluggish or stuck, it may be necessary to add lysozyme. This is especially important if the pH is over 3.5. Beta Co-Inoc is not recommended for wines with alcohol potential >15% v/v. 


Recommended for use with:  Oeonococus oeni for use in co-inoculation.

Storage:

All malolactic bacteria sold by Scott Laboratories requires an expedited shipping method packed with ice. Please refrigerate or freeze all cultures immediately after receipt to ensure optimal viability of the bacteria when used. It is possible that the ice may have melted and the product may have warmed during shipment. DO NOT BE ALARMED. These bacteria were produced according to a proprietary process that is different from competitive direct inoculation products. Thus, provided that any warming period is short term and moderate (e.g. 48 hours at 86°F/30°C), viability will be excellent.


Specifications
Alcohol Tolerance 15% ABV
Minimum Temperature 14°C (57°F)
ML Addition Method Direct Addition
Nutrient Demand High
pH Tolerance 3.2
SO2 Tolerance 60ppm Total
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