- Aug 18, 2009
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The reason all the kits have sorbate and K meta in them is because people bottle and drink the stuff right away. They are not needed. If you dont back sweeten sorbate serves no purpose but to add a little bit of bubble gum flavor to wine. If you dont want to use K Meta you can work around it. It is best used as an anti oxidant and not yeast control. With proper cleanliness and oxygen controls you can go without. I do. It isnt risky at all. Only batch of wine, I made, in last 2 years that went bad had K meta in it. Wine making with proper aging need never worry about re fermenting, because you dont care. It does not hurt when re fermenting happens in bulk aging. I know everyone is going to jump on me again for this post but so be it. Drink preservatives if you like. I dont need the extra stuff in my wine or mead. Alcohol will pickle you just fine!!!!