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Malkore

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This is my first wine making attempt, though I've done plenty of beer and mead, and some apfelwein.

I found the kit instructions and packaging to be very newb/user friendly. So far everything has gone perfectly well using a bucket fermenter and star-san for sanitizing. Hit 0.994 on day 7 and its in secondary right now. A few days and it'll be ready for the fining agents, degassing, and sorbate/sulfiting.

One question: Since some of these bottles might age longer than 6 months, the instructions state that I'm supposed to add an additional 1.5grams or 1/4 tsp of potassium metabisulfate. I only have campden tabs.

What's this convert to in terms of campden tabs?
 
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Chateau Joe

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One question: I only have campden tabs. Since some of these bottles might age longer than 6 months I'm supposed to add 1.5grams or 1/4 tsp of potassium metabisulfate.

What's this convert to in terms of campden tabs?
Why are you adding more k-meta than the instructions call for? Everything you need is in the kit? If you follow the instructions your wine will be just fine.
 

Malkore

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Because, as the instructions state:
If you are going to age this more than 6 months, you need to add 1.5grams of potassium metabisulfate in addition to what is included in the kit.
 
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