I am on my first kit wine as my previous posts will indicate. Secondary fermentation, according to the instructions, was supposed to take 12 days. I measured SG at about 7 days and found it to be 0.994 which is within the range stated by the kit. I moved to the degassing stage because I assume that the SG readings control when you move to the next stage rather than an arbitrary amount of time.Is that correct? The other question I have is that during degassing the kit had me add 1/4 tsp of potassium metabisulphite along with a clearing agent. That amount of sulphite was for a one gallon kit. For my next step I am going to rack and bulk age in a carboy for at least three months. Given that I have just added a lot of sulphite to the wine it would seem like I can wait for three months before adding more. However, I was hoping those with a little more experience could weigh in. Thank you and looking forward to starting my next kit.