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I stabilized my candy cane wine 2 months ago, and I have racked it once since then, adding k-meta, but no additional sorbate. I am planning on racking and sweetening soon. Since it has been so long do I need to add more sorbate to ensure no renewed fermentation or is what I put in 2 months ago still working?

Not sure why I stabilized so early, but I remember that it was finished fermenting when I did it.
 

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Sorbate is a once added addition, do not add any more!
 

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but can you wait to add the sorbate? Like a month before bottling? Or is it better to add it sooner so that the aromas go away?
 

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Thanks! I thought that was right, but better safe than sorry.
 

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I do usually wait until a lot closer to bottling, usually the last racking before I sweeten (if I'm sweetening it anyways). I'm not sure how everyone else does it, but that would be a month before sweetening. Then I wait at least a week before bottling. I'm still not sure why I got so far ahead of myself this time.

I'm pretty sure that after sweetening I have a couple months of clearing to do again as I intend to sweeten with a candy cane f-pac.
 
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You can add it at anytime and it doesnt add any flavor or taste if used in the proper amount.
 

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