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Offline kbor24

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oxidation
« on: December 17, 2009, 09:51:13 PM »
I posted a question on tech talk about a mead of mine getting oxidized in a carboy with too much head space. I'm looking for any info that is out there on reversing this process. It seems like since this is a reduction/oxidation reaction, it should be possible to push it back the other direction. Unfortunately, despite having a chemisty background, I have no clue how to do this or what chemicals to use. Sulfiting helps prevent oxidation, but what is available to reduce mead/beer/wine once this has taken place?

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Offline ndcube

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Re: oxidation
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 07:21:07 AM »
I'm not sure there is.  If there was then noone would worry about extra headspace.

Can you turn a brown apple back to a nice fresh crisp one?

Offline hamiltont

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Re: oxidation
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 03:04:30 PM »
Here's a quote from the link below it:

"If a batch does get oxidized, fining with casein or powdered milk may help remove the oxidized character if it is not too severe. Charcoal fining is another option. In meadmaking, these options are almost never needed."

http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php?p=134237

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Offline dhacker

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Re: oxidation
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 06:11:24 AM »
"If a batch does get oxidized, fining with casein or powdered milk may help remove the oxidized character if it is not too severe.

I think it more accurately should have read ". . . may help MASK the oxidized character . . ."
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