- Dec 21, 2009
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After cleaning and then sanitizing should I be rinsing off the sanitizer? I'm using Potassium Metabisulfite at 3 tbsp to a gallon of water.
Don't fret about it, Zog... first, because it won't do any good to worry about what is already done... second, you will probably be ok... maybe not, but probably ok. When you sanitize it is best not to rinse unless you have some boiled water to rinse with, but most likely you will not have introduced enough bad boy microbes with your rinse to interrupt your primary fermentation and spoil the taste of your wine. If there are any microbes in your wine, and there will most certainly be some, you will be putting them under control when you stabilize your wine with sulfides and sorbate.Ratz, wish I had asked that question 2 weeks ago.
Zog,I just used hot water from the tap. We're on a well, so no chlorination.