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Re: [Distillers] Fruit Brandy and Potassium Metabisulfite

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  • dearknarl
    Gday, when I made a really nice (if I do say so myself) valencia orange brandy, I used sodium metabisulfite tablets with no problems, but that s not to say
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 14, 2008
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      Gday,

      when I made a really nice (if I do say so myself) valencia orange
      brandy, I used sodium metabisulfite tablets with no problems, but
      that's not to say it's a good practice.

      Cheers,
      knarl.

      On 1/11/08, shine.maker <shine.maker@...> wrote:
      > Hello Distillers,
      > I am curios about potassium metabisulfite in brandy production.
      > K2S205 is traditionally used in wine making, but is it used in wine
      > destined for the still? Also I read that fruit washes are sometimes
      > acidified with phosphoric acid, but I am unaware of a source for food
      > grade phosphoric acid. If you were to make fruit based brandies
      > (peach, apricot, grape, pomegranate) how would you protect against
      > unwanted microbes in the wash?
      > Thanks for your insight.
      >
      >
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