Potassium Metabisulfite

Potassium Metabisulfite

Post by Mary Ann Forsait » Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Help!  Just crushed some grapes (1 lug) and added 3 tsp.of
K+Metabisulfite to the must, instead of 1/8 . . way too much!!
Any way to correct this other than adding 30 gal of must?  MA
 
 
 

Potassium Metabisulfite

Post by DOUG EVAN » Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Well,,,,,
That very same problem has just happened to a customer of mine.  Gave him a
few options, here dey there are:
1} Put a cover on the must for week or so, try then.
2} Put your must in big pot and heat it up.(sulfite dissipates when heat is
applied)
3} Add Hydrogen Peroxide
4} The solution to pollution is dilution.  Add more grapes
5} Wait...let time do its thing.  You have enough sulfite in there that it
isn't going to go bad...stir up your must twice a day or whenever you think
of it.  In a week try adding yeast and see if it will take off.

My customer opted for option 4. He got it going within two days after adding
more grapes.
--
Doug Evans
VinBrew Supply
740/756-4314

Quote:

>Help!  Just crushed some grapes (1 lug) and added 3 tsp.of
>K+Metabisulfite to the must, instead of 1/8 . . way too much!!
>Any way to correct this other than adding 30 gal of must?  MA


 
 
 

Potassium Metabisulfite

Post by Mark Hedi » Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Your second-best solution (if you can't add more grapes) is option #5, as often
as you can.  Stir, dump, pour, aerate a lot and often.  And have a good starter
yeast culture going and ready to add to the must.
- Mark
Quote:

> Well,,,,,
> That very same problem has just happened to a customer of mine.  Gave him a
> few options, here dey there are:
> 1} Put a cover on the must for week or so, try then.
> 2} Put your must in big pot and heat it up.(sulfite dissipates when heat is
> applied)
> 3} Add Hydrogen Peroxide
> 4} The solution to pollution is dilution.  Add more grapes
> 5} Wait...let time do its thing.  You have enough sulfite in there that it
> isn't going to go bad...stir up your must twice a day or whenever you think
> of it.  In a week try adding yeast and see if it will take off.

> My customer opted for option 4. He got it going within two days after adding
> more grapes.
> --
> Doug Evans
> VinBrew Supply
> 740/756-4314

> >Help!  Just crushed some grapes (1 lug) and added 3 tsp.of
> >K+Metabisulfite to the must, instead of 1/8 . . way too much!!
> >Any way to correct this other than adding 30 gal of must?  MA

 
 
 

Potassium Metabisulfite

Post by Paul Jean Jr » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Been there, done that. It will dissipate over time. Frequent battonage
before secondary fermentation will oxiginate the must and help drive out
more KMS. Do not add any more at any other racking. Things may just work
out fine in about a year.

Paul Jean Jr.
Publisher, Getting Started in Winemaking by JE Underhill

Quote:

> Help!  Just crushed some grapes (1 lug) and added 3 tsp.of
> K+Metabisulfite to the must, instead of 1/8 . . way too much!!
> Any way to correct this other than adding 30 gal of must?  MA