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Old 03-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #11
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Would it be to late to put the Camden tablets in it now? I nixed it up yesterday about lunch time.
You are probably better off not opening it again right now. Let it go and see what happens.

A lot of people made really good wines and ciders before they knew they "needed" campden.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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You are probably better off not opening it again right now. Let it go and see what happens.

A lot of people made really good wines and ciders before they knew they "needed" campden.
Is the Camden used before fermentation when you pitch yeast or after fermentation?
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #13
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Camden tablets are used at least 24 hours before you pitch your yeast. They prevent the natural yeast that is present in unpasteurized from reproducing.

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Camden tablets are used at least 24 hours before you pitch your yeast. They prevent the natural yeast that is present in unpasteurized from reproducing.
*present in unpasteurized juice

BTW I have used Santa Cruz organic, Martinelli's, and the cheap store brands and all are fermenting. We'll see which tastes best soon
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Would it be to late to put the Camden tablets in it now? I nixed it up yesterday about lunch time.

50 gallons or so and I have never used a Camden tablet. And generally the juice I use is the Member Mark brand from Sam's Club.

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Filtered water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c).
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50 gallons or so and I have never used a Camden tablet. And generally the juice I use is the Member Mark brand from Sam's Club.

Ingredients:
Filtered water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c).
Good to know. Thanks everyone for the help
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There's not really much point to adding campden prior to fermentation if you're using shelf stable grocery store juice since there's no bugs in the juice for the yeast to compete with.

Using it after fermentation is a matter of preference and practices, and will help prevent infection and oxidation. Beware anyone who says you NEED to use or do anything, there's infinite ways to make delicious cider.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #18
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50 gallons or so and I have never used a Camden tablet. And generally the juice I use is the Member Mark brand from Sam's Club.

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Ingredients:
Filtered water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c).
+1 to this. I'v made 30 or gallons of Drunken Emu and Graff and only had to dump 1 batch due to not reading lables. I generally use whatever is in sale cheapest. Last few batches used Safeway brand 100% Juice for $1.49 per 1/2 gal.
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I have it room temperature right now and I forgot to mention I put a cup of brown sugar and 3 cinnamon sticks in it 24 hours before adding the yeast. Does possibly the brown sugar or cinnamon sticks has something to do with this? I bought the cinnamon sticks from the home brew store and I had the brown sugar. I looked at it today before I left for work and nothing is going on again it's almost like the same problem I had with my last batch. If this doesn't work I'm going to probably go to Costco and get the apple juice brand I know others have said worked with no problem. This is turning into a real bummer considering this is supposed to be the easiest thing to brew 😕

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50 gallons or so and I have never used a Camden tablet. And generally the juice I use is the Member Mark brand from Sam's Club.

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Ingredients:
Filtered water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c).
I used the apple & eve brand from Walmart. It says it contains the exact same ingredients.
INGREDIENTS:
100% APPLE JUICE (FILTERED WATER SUFFICIENT TO RECONSTITUTE APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C).
I added one crushed Campden tablet, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 3 cinnamon sticks. I let it sit for 24 hours before rehydrating and pitching the lalvin ec-1118 yeast. It's now in a 1 gallon glass jug with airlock in my dark closet room temperature. Do you ever add any more sugar or cinnamon sticks to your batch?
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