Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Cider Forum (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/)
-   -   Adding Fruit to Secondary (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/adding-fruit-secondary-186615/)

lthursdayl 07-16-2010 12:19 AM

Adding Fruit to Secondary
 
If I boil Rhubarb in a few cups of water, and add it to my cider do I need to add campden to the secondary?

Thanks.

Priemus 07-16-2010 08:09 PM

To my knowledge you only use campden tabs to either kill lambic yeast, or to treat water with high chlorine levels, so no.

gratus fermentatio 07-19-2010 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lthursdayl (Post 2163209)
If I boil Rhubarb in a few cups of water, and add it to my cider do I need to add campden to the secondary?

Thanks.

No, the boil will kill off anything that might've come in on the fruit; though you'll likely set any pectins in the fruit. Regards, GF.

gratus fermentatio 07-19-2010 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Priemus (Post 2164998)
To my knowledge you only use campden tabs to either kill lambic yeast, or to treat water with high chlorine levels, so no.

What does campden do in water with high chlorine levels?

Priemus 07-19-2010 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gratus fermentatio (Post 2167776)
What does campden do in water with high chlorine levels?

It removes both free chlorine and chloramine from the water. 1 crushed tab is enough to do something like 100 leters of water so it goes a long way.

msmylie 07-20-2010 08:20 PM

you might want to use some peptic enzyme to prevent cloudiness
mfs


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.