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Old 05-16-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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1gallon traditional, kv-1116
Sg 1.118
Fg 0.990
Approx16.78% alc
After fermamtion I racked it and dosed with campden and about a month later it is starting to develop a slight sulphur smell. It has,been under airlock at approx 65 degrees the whole time. I tried splash racking today but smell is still there. should I dose it with campden again? any other thoughts or ideas?
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Its either camden or sulfates that can make a sulfur smell, you can try splash racking through a copper scrub pad, or it will likely age out on its own since its probably from the stabilizers.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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I've never really use sulfates, as I prefer my meads pretty dry, but I wanted to backsweeten a cherry cyser and I definately got sulfer odors from it.
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