Originally Posted by gimmebeer
Thanks, Yooper. That was the reassurance I was hoping for. I thought I'd read that Campden tabs were a pain to smash and grind, so I was planning to get the meta by the ounce or something. Maybe I'll try the tablets after all. Again, thanks for the info.
You're welcome. Well, you do have to smash them up, but I just use a spoon, and they crush easily, then you pop them in the microwave with a little water, and they stir right up and dissolve. It's true that the k-meta powder is very easy to use, but in small batches, you're using pretty minute quantities. If you're making 10 gallons at a time, though, the powder would probably be the way to go- it would be cheaper and then you'd use like a whole teaspoon.
I use 1 campden tablet per gallon at the start, and then 1 campden tablet per gallon at every other racking, so a bottle does last a long time!