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Vik20

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I'm still new to winemaking and made a dumb mistake.

I washed, then sterilized my wine bottles. I poured the solution out of the bottles, but I forgot to rinse the bottles again with plain water. Then I bottled my wine in these bottles. The wine tastes okay. But are there any risks to having trace amounts of sterilizing solution in the bottles? Do I have to dump it all out?

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You're probably just fine but what did you sterilize with? If you used a K-meta solution then you're fine, in fact that's the method I sometimes use. Besides, I don't think you would be using anything toxic to sterilize with.
 

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It would also be fine if you used Iodophor.

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Vik20

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I used 50 mg of sodium metabisulphite and water. Is that the same thing as K-meta?

Thanks

Vik
 

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K-meta is potassium metabisulphite, but they are basically the same thing.

How much water?

Steve
 

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you should be alright....I'm sure if there were any negative effects from it you would have known by now
 

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If I am bottleling 20+ bottles of wine I give the bottles a quick rinse in sanitizing solution and then let drain but if I am only doing a few bottles I rinse and simply shake out any excess. The little sanitizing solution that remains should not do any harm to your wine.
 
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