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Old 06-25-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Adding Sodium Meta BiSulfate To The Wort?

Making an IPA today and its the only source handy for Sulfate.

I realize its not the best source considering the Sodium / Sulfate balance for IPA's.

Anyhing else to consider?

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Old 06-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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Anyhing else to consider?

Only that you added a preservative to your beer. Yeast don't tend to like that too much....

I might turn out that you didn't add enough to inhibit yeast growth, or maybe you did. Either way, I don't know if that was the right substitution for your sulfate addition.

Good luck.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Sodiuim metabisulfite:


Sodium metabisulfate:


Sodium sulfate:


These are not the same!

Sodium metabisulfite is found in Campden tablets, and can be used for dechlorinating tap water (1 tablet per 20 gallons). It is also added to beer or wine to kill the yeast and stop fermentation (1 tablet per gallon). It breaks down to give sulfur dioxide (not sulfate).

Sodium metabisulfate is very stable, and will not form sulfates in your wort.
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Gypsum or epsom salt is your best bet... A couple of teaspoons of epsom salt added to the boil will really make those hops pop.

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