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I started wine making last September. I have done a few kits and some country wines. The results have ranged from ok to good.
I want to experiment with adding skins to a kit wine. I may buy some Merlot grapes for this. Should the skins be treated with metabisulfate prior to going in the primary. I was thinking of treating them 24 hours before using them. Any advice is appreciated.
 

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I did a quick check and found this:

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon grape pomace from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) 2018 vintage. Grape pomace contains (skins, pulp, seeds, and stems) and up to 50 ppm potassium metabisulfite as a preservative.

I suspect SO2 is the norm, as the skins need to be preserved, so I doubt you want to add more. Look at the description of what you buy.
 

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I like Mosti Mondiali's All-grape pack, and typically split between two batches. It doesn't require any treatment with so2.
 

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I did a quick check and found this:

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon grape pomace from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) 2018 vintage. Grape pomace contains (skins, pulp, seeds, and stems) and up to 50 ppm potassium metabisulfite as a preservative.

I suspect SO2 is the norm, as the skins need to be preserved, so I doubt you want to add more. Look at the description of what you buy.
I did a quick check and found this:

Premium Cabernet Sauvignon grape pomace from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) 2018 vintage. Grape pomace contains (skins, pulp, seeds, and stems) and up to 50 ppm potassium metabisulfite as a preservative.

I suspect SO2 is the norm, as the skins need to be preserved, so I doubt you want to add more. Look at the description of what you buy.
Thanks for the assist.
 

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I like Mosti Mondiali's All-grape pack, and typically split between two batches. It doesn't require any treatment with so2.
Has anyone been able to order these lately? I have been trying for awhile - not available.
 

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Try Juicegrape.com
I did - finally called them when I could never get the website to load the item into the cart. They said they didn't have any and were unsure when they would have the all grape pack again.
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I did - finally called them when I could never get the website to load the item into the cart. They said they didn't have any and were unsure when they would have the all grape pack again.
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Thanks. Couldn't get their cart working either. Saves me the call. Looks like maybe a box of raisins or currants this year. Anyone experimented with Craisins? Cranberries, sugar and cherry concentrate. No sulfites
 

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Kind of pricey after shipping. With the smaller spring lugs, how does that relate to usable volume? About the same, with the bonus of some fresh juice
 

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