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Old 10-17-2007, 02:40 AM   #1
Dave the Brewer
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I crushed my strawberries last night, added sugar, added campten tabs, and citric acid. Then I added the yeast about 10 minutes later. It never started fermenting, so I added more yeast today and one campten tab (but I didn't crush it). What I wasn't aware of, is that campten tabs kill the yeast. I'm going to give it another 12 - 18 hours or so to see if it will ferment. IF it doesn't ferment can I add more yeast? Will it hurt it to sit there without fermenting? help me out, Thanks

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:42 AM   #2
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you want to add campden 24 hours prior to pitching your yeast... I'd say, let it sit for 24 hours, give it a good stiring/shaking, then try pitching your yeast...

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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But I do NOT recommend adding any more campden tablets to this batch!!!

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