Originally Posted by Hovercar
Thanks! We have metabisulphite in powder form. What measurement would be equal one of those tablets? Wikipedia says 10 tablets = 1 teaspoon but I always double-check wiki info before I put it to use!
How will we know if it works? Will the cloudiness clear up?
Hmmmm, I don't know the "dosage" for sure. Probably about 1/4 teaspoon for 5 gallons, but I'd double check that with the k-meta manufacturer's website. I think that's what mine is.
The cloudiness may or may not clear right away. If it's lactobacillus or aceterobacter, it may never clear. If it's the beginnings of a rope infections or flowers of wine, it may well clear. There's only one way to tell, though! Just do it and see what happens. No guarantees, but if it's early in the infection process, the sulfite and racking may save it.