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Neutralizing yeast prior to backsweetening

CO2 bubbles doesn't necessarily mean that fermentation is ongoing. Bubbles are not all released at once. For example, with red wine kits, instructions often mention to stir for several minutes to ...
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How much potassium metabisulfite/Potassium Sorbate to stop fermentation?

I am assuming that you are making wine. For beer, neither sorbate nor SO2 have a place, since homebrew either creates carbonation from fermentation in the bottle or via CO2 injection in a keg, and ...
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Does Potassium Sorbate cause off flavors over time - and how long does this process take?

I've used Potassium Sorbate in a few wine recipes and haven't noticed any issues with off taste. Commercial wineries use it too and I doubt they'd be doing it if it would change the flavor profiles ...
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After stabilizing a wine with potassium sorbate, do I need to bottle soon?

Potassium sorbate "stabilizes" a wine by preventing the yeast from reproducing any further. The most common reason to add it is when you're backsweetening, since the addition of more ...
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Can I use sodium metabisulphite and potassium sorbate together before bottling?

Not only can you, but you should! Especially if you sweeten it. It effectively can kill all the life in a wine, which improves stability. On the other hand, if you want effervescence, or a small ...
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Back sweeten Wine Question

Sparkaloid, acording to the SDS, is composed of, "natural diatomaceous earth - amorphous silica (CAS number 1344-95-2) , alginates". None of these really interact with sodium metabisulphite or ...
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How much potassium sorbate is needed to prevent yeast from multiplying?

I think it would depend on how much yeast was pitched, but the general consensus is that a 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of wine is enough to halt fermentation. So for liters it would be a little more than ...
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