Dandelion Wine Questions...........

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  1. Jun 15, 2019 #81

    Rice_Guy

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    The CO2 released early in the fermentation acts as a preservative (creates a non oxidizing environment) Once active CO2 release has stopped/slowed the preservative effect goes away.
    We find that It is convenient to have meta (which chemically maintains a non oxidizing environment) in place once you transfer to the secondary fermenter with air lock and not watch every day or wonder if CO2 is done.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2019 #82

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    Whoa - that's a lotta head space! I'd strongly recommend you get it in a smaller jug. You have about 3/4 of a gal. so if you choose to add k-meta, it's got to be a very small amount. I'd recommend using a Campden tablet or slightly less than 1/16 t of k-meta.
     

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