I tried the teabag in the juice once... fell apart and made a mess. Those tea leaves didn't settle, and had to filter them out, which is an extra step I don't usually need to do. Since then I've added the equivalent of about 1 teabag per gallon in a solution (IF I'm just using store bought apple juice). I prepare it by bringing them to a boil in some juice, reducing heat to low and let it sit for about 10 minutes and then taking it off the stove and letting it cool. I then add it to the primary.Old thread, new question. Do you all just make tea (bag & water) then remove the bag and add to the juice? Before or after fermentation. Have any of you just put tea bags in the juice? Before or after fermentation?
That’s what I use. I was just gonna try tea cuz a lot of recipes call for it.Alternatively, you can also use powdered wine tannin. It’s available at homebrew stores.
It’s relatively inexpensive and a little goes a long way.
If I’m using store juice I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon per 5 gallon batch. Just make sure you dissolve in an ounce or two of warm water.
In my experience, it’s more predictable and easier to use than tea bags.