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Kenpachi Z

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Do i need to add sulfites right before bottling or just during secondary ?
 

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You don't "need" to but you may or may not want to. If your mead is full strength the alcohol will serve as a preservative of sorts. I try to use the least amount of sulfite I can, but that comes with some risks. I generally add sulfites to wine when racking, but with mead I usually don't add any at all.
If you are going to consume the mead in a short time, you can skip sulfites at bottling, but if the mead contains fruit and/or you are going to let the bottles age a long time, or its a low ABV mead, you probably want to add some.
 

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And you clarify on your question regarding when, you should do it once you've confirmed fermentation is complete, and then give it a week
 
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