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bcvwines

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I have already made wine with tap water before as im sure most have. However, i still don't fully understand how exactly the chlorine doesn't affect the growth of the yeast.
 

jbullard1

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If you leave your must lightly covered before pitching the yeast the chlorine will evaporate in a few hours
This happens while we are waiting on the pectin enzymes to do their little job
 

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Chlorine does evaporate within around 24 hours. However very few areas still use chlorine, they stabilize with ammonia to form chloramine which does not evaporate. K-meta would be the answer if you are right wade.

thanks though, im just curious.
 
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