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winehomie

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Hello everyone, haven't posted in a while, but I have a question. I am making a 3 gallons of wine from some wild Muscadines, and I had a brain fart and added potassium sorbate to the juice instead of a campden tablet. Have I ruined my wine or can I wait and add more yeast?
 

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Potassium Sorbate is not very effective if the sulfite level is low, so as long as you don't add the campden you may be able to still ferment the juice. I would make up a starter of your selected yeast using some juice without sorbate, once fermenting add a small amount of the main juice and wait for activity, then add the starter to the main batch.
 

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ok got it started, added twice as much yeast as called for and it is percolating slowly but it is percolating. maybe a month from now I might have a passable wine, I guess I will find out.
 

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