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Donz

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Just curious how long you guys normally wait before adding sulfite? I pressed last weekend and the wine is still bubbling a little bit continuing it's secondary ferment. This year I decided not to add malolactic bacteria so I am assuming that I could add sulfite in a few days when I transfer to barrels/demijohns...? Or maybe wait a few weeks to make sure ferment is 100% complete...

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salcoco

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I would rack off of the gross lees now. bad flavors can come from the gross less that contain dead yeast and grape skin from the press. then sufite either in carboy or going into the barrel.
 

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