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Old 11-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
Jan 2006
Macomb Twp, Mi
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Pretty much the topic. I have a mead that I am about to rack to secondary. In secondary, I am going to add blueberries, vanilla beans, and more honey. I don't want the yeast to ferment any of the sugar I am adding.

So my question is should I add the p. sorbate and camden tablets into the primary and give it a few days to halt fermentation and then rack? Or just rack on top of the sorbate and camden tablets?

Also, Should I mix this stuff with water first or just add the powder into the carboy?

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
May 2009
Washington ST
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They will not stop active fermentation, just prevent new. If it is nt finished and you add ferment-able sugars it will start again.If you get a consistent reading with Hydrometer for 3 days in a row, then add campden and sorbate. I would wait 24hours after adding stabilizers before sweetening

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