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Old 11-14-2011, 07:10 AM   #1
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Default Should Sodium Metabisulphite Smell?

I just mixed up a batch of sanitizer. Its been a while since I last brewed a batch but I seem to remember the Sodium Metabisulphite solution having a strong odor and leaving the smell on my hands. The solution I just mixed up doesn't seem to have any smell at all. Is that normal? The powder by itself still smells, Perhaps I just used to make it too strong.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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I haven't used in in years.. but, I remember it giving of a GOOD stink..
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Last time I used sodium metabisulphite it didn't have a big stink immediately when I mixed it but after a day or two of sitting covered it did. I mixed a gallon or so in a bucket, when opening the bucket I was nearly knocked out by the smell.

You mixed around 1tsp per liter of water, or there abouts? I think that was the 'recommended' ratio...
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