- Nov 5, 2006
- Reaction score
- Raleigh, NC, USA
I've not intentionally done MLF, but listening to the folks who have done it successfully -- don't add the K-meta.I’m wondering if adding kmeta to kill off existing yeast will hinder the malo.
When trying new things, take baby steps. Don't try to cram all new ideas into 1 batch. I'm not recommending what to do or not do, just making a general recommendation.
Kits from reputable vendors are well balanced -- MLF messes with that. I recall a report from at least one person who did MLF on a kit and was not happy with the results.I’ve read in several forums to not do malo on kits.
Keep in mind that MLF requires the wine contain natural malic acid -- non-natural malic acid isn't affected by MLB. If the wine doesn't have enough malic acid, nothing will happen, kind of like trying to light water on fire.