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Old 08-22-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
Jun 2010
Ottawa, Canada
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I was told by Yooper to use 1/2 teaspoon of potassium sorbate and one campden tablet, per gallon of finished cider if I want to back sweeten my cider. Once it's in there and Iwaited a couple days, will the campden and potassium sorbate be perceptible when tasting the cider and if so, how long does it take to go away ?

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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Jun 2011
Overland Park, KS
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General rule is 24 hours, but I can tell you, using Safale S-04 that I saw a large difference waiting 36+ hours. My yeast was much more active and the whole process seemed much better at 36 hours.
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