Sulfur Sticks are used by some winemakers to treat oak barrels. The stick is suspended in the barrel and burned before the barrel is put away for storage. In general, the coopers we are in contact with recommend 1/3 to 1/2 of a stick, per 60 gallon barrel. As all Sulfur sticks may not be created equal, this equates to 1" by 2" - 3" per 60 gallon barrel.
Potassium Metabisulfite in tablet form. General usage is one tablet per 1 US gallon (provides approximately 65 ppm of sulfur dioxide/SO2). Usage: 1 crushed tablet per gallonChemical name: Potassium Metabisulfite
Potassium Metabisulfite, (often referred to as "SO2", "sulfites" "meta", or "meta-bi") has several uses in winemaking. At the crush, sulfites are generally used to help control the spoilage bacteria and...
Used primarily in sanitizing solutions to lower pH, therefore making the SO2 solution more effective. Use 1 tblsp per gallon along with 1 tblsp Metabisulfite per gallon. Also used in...