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Old 07-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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I'm making a couple of different wheat beers that I intend to add fruit to. Would it be worth adding campden tablets to prevent the fermentation of the fruit I add? If so, and idea how much to add? Additionally, what effect will it have on the fruit flavors if any?

I carb with C02, so having yeast for bottling isn't an issue.


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Old 07-23-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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You want your fruit to ferment - just not with wild yeast and bacteria. You can treat your fruit with camden tablets overnight to sanitize it and then rack your beer onto the fruit in a secondary. If you add the camden tablets to your beer you will kill your yeast. There will be minimal if any taste affect. Some people are sensitive to sulfites however and may have a reaction to your beer.
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