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jimnjan

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:confused:Hi All,
It's been 5 full days since we started our 1st batch, so I wanted to test the S.G.
The K-Meta solution we made 5 days ago has no sulphur smell whatever, (tried 3 different people to sniff it). Is it still good? Last Saturday I put 2 oz. in 1 gal. of water & kept the top of the bottle screwed on.
The "fizzing" is still ocurring in the primary fermenter, but very slowly.
I did douse the wine thief & hydrometer in the questionable K-Meta solution & tested the S.G.
It came out 1.004.
This tells me it's time to rack into secondary, but I don't want to do it unless I know I'm REALLY sanitizing the carboy, siphon, etc.
Any thoughts?
I'll have to check this thread tonight for any input. Been up for 17 hrs. now & it's bedtime!
Thanks, in advance.
Jim of Jim & Jan
 

Wade E

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That is the right ratio, soemtimes it relly takes a few days for the smell to come around of the sulfite. when you first mix it up there is almost no smell but after a week or two it will take your breath away and knock you on the floor.
 

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Jim, hopefully it'll work out as planned and it'll be the wine itself that knocks you to the floor!!:D:)
Troy
 

jimnjan

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Thanks for some encouraging words.
My wife picked up more K-Meta & we made a second gallon of sanitizer to be safe.
Cleaned & sanitized everything necessary, then racked the wine into 6 Gal. glass carboy.
S.G. was 1.002 & temp was 76 degrees.
Airlock releasing a bubble every 1-2 seconds.
Will keep smelling the K-Meta solutions. I expected the smell to be strong.
Jim & Jan
 

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Definitely not at first with the smell for some reason.
 

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