Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > When to use a campden tablet?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
pizzaisgood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hennessey, oklahoma
Posts: 51
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default When to use a campden tablet?

Hi guys, I tried to search for the answer to this but couldn't quite find the answer. What I'm wondering is how many and when do I add the campden tablets. I just racked it over to clear more and added one crushed tablet to the mix. Does it need more and when and how many? Thank you guys for the help!

__________________
pizzaisgood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,343
Liked 4278 Times on 3117 Posts
Likes Given: 823

Default

Campden is used for a couple of reasons- one is when the must is made, to kill wild yeast and bacteria. After that, it's used as an antioxidant and preservative. In order to acheive that, the goal is to keep 50 ppm of so2 in the wine. If you don't have a meter, the best guestimate is to use one campden tablet (crushed and dissolved) per gallon of wine at every other racking, and at bottling.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
pizzaisgood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hennessey, oklahoma
Posts: 51
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

So since I only added one I should and five more for six gallons? And thank you for quick replay

__________________
pizzaisgood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,343
Liked 4278 Times on 3117 Posts
Likes Given: 823

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaisgood View Post
So since I only added one I should and five more for six gallons? And thank you for quick replay
Yes. Crush them and dissolve them in 1/4 cup boiling water and gently add it.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
pizzaisgood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hennessey, oklahoma
Posts: 51
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ok and thank you yooper for helping to learn me. I really appreciate it.

__________________
pizzaisgood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools