View Full Version : Adding sulfites

03-25-2014, 01:48 AM
Hello everyone. I have a question. How many times can I safely add potassium metabisulfite to my mead from start to finish before it affects the taste? Let's say I was making a one gallon melomel and I added one potassium campden tablet at the beginning prior to pitching, once again at first racking, again later when stabilizing along with the sorbate, and then again after bulk aging before bottling. This seems like a lot to me. Would that be overdoing it? Could I get away with adding less?

03-25-2014, 02:35 AM
Sulphites dissipate with time. The likely hazard would be too much too quickly....

24 to 48 hours after adding pre-pitch, most should have dissipated with some agitation.

then on racking post ferment, then every second rack etc is pretty routine.

I seem to recall there's a test for free SO2, but how that works I don't know.......

03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Thank you!