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WaWa

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Hi all, me again
just finishing my second batch of apple wine and it smells of rotten eggs.
I know there are already threads on this but I have added campden and sorbate so would it be ok to splash rack or just leave it and pray???
 

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Hydrogen-sulfide gas manifests itself as the smell of rotten eggs.

Pour the wine from one container to another for a few minutes to aerate it.

Refit the airlock and wait a few hours.

If the smell persists, repeat the procedure.

If the smell persists after four such procedures, destroy the batch.

Hector
 

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I had the same problem recently with a 5 gallon batch. Upon advice from Wade I sulfited and splash racked twice. Then stirred the whole batch with a clean and sanitized copper pipe. It still smelled of H2S, so I kind of gave up and left it under airlock in a 6 gallon carboy. Today it's fine and going in bottles any day now.
 

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Thanks, I'll do that now. Actually today the smell is not as bad. Maybe all is not lost
 

WaWa

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YESSSSSSS! splash racked twice and left to evaporate out about an hour. Nearly a week later and the smell is gone I say, gone!
Thanks for the help. Until next time.......
 

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Excellent WA! Patience is the most important thing. I am glad it is coming around for you. Please don't hesitate or be shy about asking questions, we all want everyone to enjoy success in their wine making.
Troy
 

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