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mrs.erinss

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Hi, sorry if this was in another post somewhere, but I searched and couldn't find specifics...

I saw on many posts that you guys say for sanitizing, a K-Meta solution should be 3 Tbsp. per gallon of water. I purchased a 1 lb. bag of K-Meta and on the bag it says for sanitizing to mix 2 oz. per gallon. Isn't that 4 Tbsp.? Anyone know which is right? I already started my first batch of wine today, and used the 4 Tbsp. Hope that doesn't mess anything up! Should I just use 3 in the future?
 

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Hi Erin, I use a powdered KMeta for sanitizing, this is a Brewcraft product and it says on the package to use 4 TSP per 1/2 gallon of water, for SANITIZING. But then again it also says to use 1/2 TSP for 6 gallons of wine, most everyone in here says to use 1/4 TSP for 5 gallons of wine. But for sanitizing you are on the right track, there are some other sanitizers out there, but so far I have only used K Meta. I think CP uses something that begins with an "I", but I forget what it is. 4 TBLS per gallon should be fine for sanitizing. I remeber hearing that anything that is to be sanitized should be in contact for 5 minutes in the solution. I think you'll be fine.

Troy
 
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Wade E

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I weighed out Na-meta once which is basically the same and 3 tbls came out to 2 ounces approx.
 

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Those darn US measurements.
If you would do liters and kilo's it would be easy !!!!

Now go to Jack Keller's winelog and visit the may 5th 2007 entry:
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/wineblog9.asp

Jack writes there how to make a 10% solution from powdered sulphite and how to add the appropriate amount to any volume of must.

For a normal winemaking I would suggest to look in the 30ppm column.

Hope this helps.

Luc
 

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Remember to that most measuring spoons and cups are less than accurate or exact. The only way to get a true amount is to weigh. For sanitizing, a little more isn't going to hurt anything. I use Na Meta which is a bit stronger. I use 3 tablespoons per gallon for sanitizing. Never an issue.
 

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