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seasnan

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What are people referring to when they say talk about stabilizing beer? Is this something you do just when you're kegging?
 

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I've never heard of this. Sanitize, sterilize, but no stabilize. Where did you read this?
 
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I went back and looked at some of the posts where I read this and I guess it's more of a wine/mead/cider thing.
 

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In that context, it refers to adding chemicals (generally K-sorbate and/or K-metabisulfite) to halt existing fermentation, or prevent fermentation from restarting. It's done so that you can sweeten the product without the yeast going to town on the new sugar, carbonating the product, and creating bottle bombs.
 
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