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In winemaking, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is one of the most important and effective tools in the winemaker's arsenal for protecting against the effects of oxidative or microbial spoilage. Unfortunately, over time any SO2 added to a wine will be consumed due to its interaction with the very things that it is protecting the wine from. The ability to accurately monitor the amount of SO2 remaining available in a wine to protect it - termed Free SO2 - is hugely important when it comes to ensuring that the wine makes it through the aging process safely.
For years MoreWine! has offered a variety of methods for testing the level of Free SO2 in a wine. Until now, winemakers had to make a choice between inexpensive test kits which lacked accuracy and kits which are highly accurate but cost hundreds of dollars. Now MoreWine! has developed an inexpensive AND accurate test kit which we feel has a place in every home winery.
Based on the exact same science as our original Aeration-Oxidation test kit, our new Economy Aeration-Oxidation kit offers a high degree of accuracy for a fraction of the price. Aeration-Oxidation is the exact same testing method used in thousands of commercial wineries and wine analysis laboratories around the world. It is time-tested and proven accurate and is simple to perform. Our kit includes:
PLEASE NOTE: This kit ships with a small bottle of 25% phosphoric acid which is required for the test. At this strength phosphoric acid is considered a hazardous material and we are not certified to ship larger quantities. We recommend that you investigate the possibility of sourcing it locally, through a laboratory supply company. If this is not possible, you can purchase it through us; see part #s MT108DS & MT108BDS. The high cost of these bottles reflects the $20 surcharge which FedEx adds to handle a hazardous shipment. These bottles ship directly from our supplier's warehouse and will take a couple of extra days to arrive.
Click here to download a copy of our instruction manual for this kit.