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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default metabisulphite or is starsan ok?

My first wine kit. A Winexpert Chardonnay. The directions call for sanitizing with a metabisulphite solution. I assume that I can just use my Starsan that I already have from my beer brewing. Correct? or is the metabisulphite better?

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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My first wine kit. A Winexpert Chardonnay. The directions call for sanitizing with a metabisulphite solution. I assume that I can just use my Starsan that I already have from my beer brewing. Correct? or is the metabisulphite better?
Either will work, sanitize just as you do with beer.
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I use Idaphor with my wine. The only advantage of the metabisulphite is that it helps removed some O2. So when you sanatize for racking or bottling sulphites helps reduce any O2 that might get into it. Now as I said, I always use Idaphor and have no problems. I bet starsan will be the same way. And if you don't get O2 into beer I bet.

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I use Idaphor with my wine. The only advantage of the metabisulphite is that it helps removed some O2. So when you sanatize for racking or bottling sulphites helps reduce any O2 that might get into it. Now as I said, I always use Idaphor and have no problems. I bet starsan will be the same way. And if you don't get O2 into beer I bet.
Metabisulfite works as an antioxidant IN the wine, not when used to sanitize.

During sanitization SO2 gas is created and that is what sanitized your equipment.
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Starsan is all I use...it's all good.

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Well, I decided not to mix up the metabisulphite and have another container of sanitizer to store. Looking forward to a wine to supplement my beer supply.

Thanks for the replies.

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