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Torch404

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In my rather limited wine making experiance I have never used sulfites and have never had a problem.

Now that I've been reading more and more about it I realize I probly do need to be doing that, why go through all that time and work if you don't protect it.

I have three batches going right now and will be adding cambden tablets to them tonight most likely, but I also have a batch that is ready to cork and I just got a corker and I'm excited to try it out.

How long should I wait after adding the tablets to bottle it?
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Malkore

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as long as its thoroughly mixed it shouldn't matter for sulfites.

however...are you adding sorbate too? to prevent a renewed fermentation? sorbate & sulfites are usually added and need to be done at the same time (never add ONLY sorbate).

the kits I've used, you usually sorbate/sulfite, add the finings and then wait for it to finish clearing, and bottle.

be sure to use the right amount of campden though. don't over do it.
 

Torch404

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Thanks for the help Malkore, upon noticing the spelling error above my searchs turned up much more information. :D
 

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fixed the spelling for you.. will make it easier for future searches,,

Allie
 

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Make sure you disslove theb tablets by crushing them well first and by dissolving them in a little water or even better some extracted wine. DO NOT add them to your wine whole!!!!!! If you are making mre then 3 gallon batches all the time dont waste your money on campden tablets and get a 1lb bag of the k-meta powder and a little 1/4 tsp measuring cup.
 

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