Campden Tablets

Campden Tablets

Post by Emil J. Hall » Fri, 16 Jun 1995 04:00:00




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>Subject: Campden Tablets
>Date: 15 Jun 1995 00:48:00 GMT
>To kill "bad-stuff" in the must, I have been using campden tablets.
>I crush tablets, stir in tap water, and add to must.
>Problem- the tablets do not seem to completely disolve.
>Am I getting full effect?
>Can I use hot water to disolve?
>Comments and other methods, please.
>Marty, Orlando, FL

Marty,
I've found it much easier to make a stock solution using powdered
metabisulphite rather than using campden tablets.  Dissolve 5 level
tablespoons of metabisulphite in one quart of hot water.  Store this solution
in a tightly capped bottle in a cool dark place.  One teaspoon of this
solution per gallon of wine will yield approximately 66ppm SO2.  You can
easily adjust the amount you add to yield the concentration you want.  Ace &
Eakin, Winemaking as a Hobby, suggest that you keep the bottle topped up and
replace the solution every three months or sooner if it turns yellow.  I've
never had a problem.

Hope this helps.
Emil

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Campden Tablets

Post by Martin C. Schmid » Fri, 16 Jun 1995 04:00:00


To kill "bad-stuff" in the must, I have been using campden tablets.
I crush tablets, stir in tap water, and add to must.
Problem- the tablets do not seem to completely disolve.
Am I getting full effect?
Can I use hot water to disolve?
Comments and other methods, please.

Marty, Orlando, FL

 
 
 

Campden Tablets

Post by Don Buch » Sun, 18 Jun 1995 04:00:00




Quote:
>To kill "bad-stuff" in the must, I have been using campden tablets.
>I crush tablets, stir in tap water, and add to must.
>Problem- the tablets do not seem to completely disolve.
>Am I getting full effect?
>Can I use hot water to disolve?
>Comments and other methods, please.

It takes a while sometimes for the tablets to dissolve, but they do.  You're
going about it in one of the best ways.

Don Buchan

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Campden Tablets

Post by wcaver » Sun, 18 Jun 1995 04:00:00


I have personally found Campden tablets to be a pain in other anatomical
areas than the neck, for this very reason. One need sthe patience of Job
to wait til they are fully dissolved. I have quit using them in favour of
using the actual sulphite powder, with 3/8 tsp powder or crystals= 6
tablets.