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  1. May 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM #1

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    I found this additive on the beverage people’s website. It is supposed to help with VA . I have a Carmenere from last year that smelled like nail polish in December I hit it hard with pot meta a few months ago (100ppm)and it does smell a lot better. So2 is now 48 ppm. I’m going to try this additive and wondered if any of you have tried it?
    https://www.thebeveragepeople.com/wine-making/ingredients/bactiless-20-grams.html
     
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  2. May 17, 2019 at 1:36 PM #2

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    I know nothing about Bactilles VA but the site is interesting. There are yeasts and tannins I've never seen offered.
     
  3. May 17, 2019 at 4:33 PM #3

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    Yes it is a great site and I’ve ordered from there many times
     
  4. May 17, 2019 at 9:13 PM #4

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    They have "Melody" in small amounts... YAY!
     
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  5. May 17, 2019 at 9:25 PM #5

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    Never used Bactilles, but it appears to be a preventative treatment. I'm not sure that it will reduce the amount of VA that already exists in the wine.
     
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    I thought that too but I read somewhere that it can be used to reduce. I gave it a shot. See what happens.
     
  7. May 19, 2019 at 7:12 PM #7

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    I think is what I saw that led me to believe it could help. I have to say though it doesn’t smell that much since I raised SO2 to 100 ppm back in December
     
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