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Old 10-05-2011, 05:59 AM   #1
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Think it was Yooper but someone gave an amount of campden tablets per cup or fraction thereof for sanitizing.

Could someone re-post the amount of campden tablets per whatever amount of water that was.


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Old 10-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Have you looked in the wiki?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...ampden_tablets


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Old 10-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Yup - unfortunately not helpful. But thanks.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:54 AM   #4
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Yooper - how many campden tablets do you use and how much water for sanitizing?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Yooper - how many campden tablets do you use and how much water for sanitizing?

Any help would be appreciated.
I haven't used the campden tablets- I've used the "powder" stuff. You use 1/4 teaspoon in 5 gallons to "equal" one campden tablet for using as an antioxidant when racking. I can't remember the dosage for sanitizing, though a quick google shows 1 TBPS to 1/2 gallon water. I'm not sure how that would translate to campden tablets, though, which have binding agents and things in them.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #6
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I also use the powder/crystals in solution for sanitizing, but I don't measure it. Basically if the solution has the power to nearly knock me down if I take a good whiff then it's good for sanitizing


*note: never take a really good whiff of it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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my local wine supply place suggests 1 tsp per liter + a pinch of citric acid to make a sanitizing solution

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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Could you use Star San for sanitizing instead of mixing a dose of that other stuff?

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #9
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not sure if its the"right thing" however i have used star san to sanitise all vessels and bottles involved in my winemaking. 6 recipes into it and no off flavors or problems that i can detect.

my bottle of k-met says 2oz to 1g to santize. simple easy. lol unfortunately the math to convert camded tab use into the same amout is beyond me(way to overhung from last night)

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #10
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you could use Star San, i don't see anything wrong with it. The goal is to have sanitized equipment, doesn't matter how you get there.

i use a bleach solution to sanitize my bottles (of course I let them dry completely before filling them).


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