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Old 10-28-2012, 05:25 AM   #21
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Well the carbonating didn't go as planned. It's been bottled for quite some time now (probably 3 weeks or more). I used some carb tablets. It said for light carb use 3, for mid use 4, and high use five. I ended up with only 5 bottles of this. So one is still, one has 3 tablets, one has 4 tablets, and two have 5 tablets. So yesterday I was all excited to try my sparking wine and blah. Tastes like straight sugar. Yuck. I like my wine dry, so it was extra horrible. But ya, NO carbonation. I did let the wine sit in the carboy forever, so did all of the yeast fall out? Maybe they are dead? I don't know. Either way, it doesn't seem that I'm going to enjoy them as much now that I basically just added sugar to it for no reason except to make it taste bad.

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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MedicMang...had you treated this with k-meta plus sorbate prior to adding the carb tabs? What temperature are you storing at?

I typically use three tabs for every 12 oz, store at room temp for 5-7 days and have successful carbonation. I found that two tabs per 12-ounce bottle provide low carbonation, three tablets provide moderate carbonation, four tablets provide typical carbonation and five tablets provide a high carbonation level. I do not recall where I read about how many tabs to use, for how much carbonation...but it sounds like the same dosage that your refer to.
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No k-meta or the other thing you mentioned. What are those? I'm storing at about 68. In terms of the carb tablet dosages, they were on the package. I'm thinking that there was just not enough yeast in suspension to properly carbonate.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #24
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No k-meta or the other thing you mentioned. What are those? I'm storing at about 68. In terms of the carb tablet dosages, they were on the package. I'm thinking that there was just not enough yeast in suspension to properly carbonate.
Assuming you are asking what potassium sorbate is? I will provide a link to a glossary of winemaking terms, that way you can read up. Http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/glossary.asp
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