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    Brita water Filter

    Agreed. The OP's wine may include Mercaptans, which have a distinct odour similar to "burnt rubber." Initially, I offered Norit D-10, but after treating it with acid, I suggested putting it through a Britta filter to be sure it was Mertaptans. I also recommended the whole home filtration if he...
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    "Tips and tricks to using a whole house filter"

    On Friday, I filtered three batches with the 158116 housing and a P5 filter. This time, I was able to get the hoses all the way onto the barbs with almost no air. Because the fit was so tight, I damaged one of the barbs trying to remove the hose. :slp I'm heading to Home Depot to see if they...
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    Brita water Filter

    Agreed. The OP's wine may include Mercaptans, which emit a "burnt rubber" odour. I first advised Norit D-10, but after acid treatment, I suggested passing some through a Britta filter to ensure it was Mertaptans. If he's going to make additional wine, I also suggested the complete home filtration.
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    "Tips and tricks to using a whole house filter"

    Add #15 to your bookmarks on May 13, 2013 On Friday, I used the 158116 housing with a P5 filter to filter three batches. I was able to get the hoses all the way onto the barbs this time, with nearly no air. Unfortunately, I broke one of the barbs trying to remove the hose because the fit was so...
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    How To Take An Acid Test With A ph Meter

    Perhaps that has something to do with the 1N or 2N hydroxide you stated later; nevertheless, my acid test advises to multiply the cc's used by 0.25, not 0.75, to calculate the percentage tartaric. Are you certain you're on the correct track? In any case, I'm completely enthralled with this concept!
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