1Drawing off Before Fermentation
- When you get your wine home, you should inoculate with Potassium Metabisulfite (1/4 tsp. per 5 gallons). This will help eliminate any wild yeasts and bacteria that may be present in the juice, providing a sterile environment for your commercial yeast to begin working in. Also, you should siphon off about 2/3 to 3/4 of a gallon of juice into a small jug, creating a large headspace in your container helping to avoid a messy overflow during the violent stage of fermentation.