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Old 07-21-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
JoCoPoboy
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Hey guys,

getting ready to bottle my Wine im using pint sized mason jars, and i was wondering if somebody could tell me how much Potassium metabisulfite i should use to bottle and how long i need to wait?



any advice would be great also feel free to bash if im doing this wrong...need some constructive criticism.



 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by JoCoPoboy
Hey guys,

getting ready to bottle my Wine im using pint sized mason jars, and i was wondering if somebody could tell me how much Potassium metabisulfite i should use to bottle and how long i need to wait?

any advice would be great also feel free to bash if im doing this wrong...need some constructive criticism.
I use 1/4 tsp for five gallons. So I'd mix it in bulk, then bottle.



 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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i think my bottle says 1/8 tsp per gallon, also make sure your jars dont leak air, if they leak enough the wine could oxidize and turn to vinegar..

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #4
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i think my bottle says 1/8 tsp per gallon, also make sure your jars dont leak air, if they leak enough the wine could oxidize and turn to vinegar..
Don't use that much, 1/4 tsp per 6 gallons gives you 75 ppm of free SO2.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #5
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correction 1/8 tsp per gallon is 100ppm sorry i misread, also commercial allowance is 200ppm



 
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