Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Campden tablets
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
kmdakota1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: lancaster, pa
Posts: 15
Likes Given: 1

Default Campden tablets

I just racked into my secondary. I initially put a campden tab in when i made the must (1 gallon). I did not use any for the secondary. they say to add every other racking and then at bottling. so my next racking i would add a tablet, next racking no tablet, next racking tablet then bottle or wait another month then bottle. my recipe actually says to let it sit for 2 months after the secondary. honestly i think it would just be much easier to test SO2 levels and adjust at every racking for it unless it's very complicated. i've never done it before but my wines always could taste campden. oh, also i've got a complete 750ml bottle of left over must. do i keep up with rackings on this as well for top ups or can i just let it clear in there and put it in the fridge or something?


kmdakota1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,129
Liked 5937 Times on 4232 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

Oh, if you've got an SO2 meter, use it! Your goal would be to keep the wine at 50 ppm. A good guestimate is 1 campden tablet per gallon at every other racking, but that depends on pH and various other factors. A S02 meter is the best way to determine s02 levels.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
kmdakota1 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 04:14 AM   #3
kmdakota1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: lancaster, pa
Posts: 15
Likes Given: 1

Default

no, i don't have a meter, would be nice though. was referring to the titrets. never used them before. i certainly would like a more gratifying experience this time around after 7 years of not brewing. maybe it would be worth spending the insane price they want for 10 test tubes! also, how does everyone on here feel about filtering?
kmdakota1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,129
Liked 5937 Times on 4232 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

I can't speak for everyone, of course! But I don't filter and don't see that in my future. I've never needed to filter, that's one reason I haven't done it and don't plan to, though.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Campden tablets pizzaisgood Wine Making Forum 2 06-04-2012 02:45 AM
Campden tablets, can I wait? MikeInCtown Wine Making Forum 6 10-06-2008 01:42 AM
When to use Campden Tablets pbdist Wine Making Forum 3 09-30-2008 09:01 PM
How to use campden tablets? hoplobster Wine Making Forum 5 11-11-2007 02:49 AM
campden tablets? jakith Wine Making Forum 4 01-13-2007 11:11 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS