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- Jul 28, 2018
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This is my third year of making from my own grapes and really screwed it up. I copied wine making formals from the Morewine instruction guide on to my wine log to access easily. The problem is I copied the 5 gallon dose of Potassium Met bisulfite down as a 1 gallon for must adjustment. Didn't catch it until after pressing all wines. I racked several times and then had Labs tests run that gave me the following results: Zinfandel 117 total & 25 Free, Barbera 119 Total & 22 free, Grenache 154 total & 20 free all in mg/L. I also had some Syrah that came back 64 total & 17 free that did complete MLF. I am looking for options I have thought of buying concentrate or wine kits and diluting the SO2 but it seems most have So2 added and I have no experience with them. Would like to avoid Hydrogen Peroxided but if someone has had a positive experience please share. As it stands now I don't see MLF completing at these levels. It is 14 gallons Barbera, 8 gallons Zin, and 13 gallons of Grenache. I would hate to see a years worth of vineyard work go literally down the drain.