I'm looking into trying something new. I want to make an 18% sugar/water alcohol mixture to be bottled and used in mixing for making alcoholic beverages (No distilling). I'm using Lalvin's EC-1118 and would like to know if it should be sorbated/stabalized like a typical wine. Ideally, I am hoping not to have to use any sulphites, but I want to preserve the alcohol for up to a year or two. I plan to clear with SuperKleer. Must I sorbate the batch? And many people recommend filtering it through a brita filter several times before bottling. Any suggestions?