Campden Tablets (Bag of 100)

Campden Tablets (Bag of 100)

$11.95

Campden tablets, also known as potassium metabisulfite tablets, are a commonly used additive in winemaking, brewing, and other fermentations. They serve several purposes:

  1. Sanitization: Campden tablets are used to sanitize equipment, such as fermentation vessels, bottles, and brewing utensils. The tablets release sulfur dioxide gas, which acts as a powerful antimicrobial agent, killing or inhibiting the growth of unwanted bacteria, wild yeast, and other microorganisms. This helps create a clean and sterile environment for fermentation.
  2. Preservation: The sulfur dioxide released by Campden tablets is an effective preservative that helps inhibit the growth of spoilage microorganisms in wine, cider, or beer. It helps prevent oxidation and the development of off-flavors and aromas, thus extending the shelf life of the product.
  3. Stabilization: Campden tablets can stabilize wines and prevent refermentation. Sulfur dioxide acts as an antioxidant, protecting the wine from oxidation and maintaining its fresh and vibrant characteristics. It also inhibits the growth of residual yeast, preventing any further fermentation or carbonation.
  4. Removing chlorine/chloramine: Campden tablets can be used to remove chlorine or chloramine from water. Chlorine and chloramine are often added to tap water as disinfectants, but they can interfere with fermentation and affect the flavor of the final product. Campden tablets neutralize these compounds, making the water safe for fermentation.

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Campden tablets, also known as potassium metabisulfite tablets, are a commonly used additive in winemaking, brewing, and other fermentations. They serve several purposes:

  1. Sanitization: Campden tablets are used to sanitize equipment, such as fermentation vessels, bottles, and brewing utensils. The tablets release sulfur dioxide gas, which acts as a powerful antimicrobial agent, killing or inhibiting the growth of unwanted bacteria, wild yeast, and other microorganisms. This helps create a clean and sterile environment for fermentation.
  2. Preservation: The sulfur dioxide released by Campden tablets is an effective preservative that helps inhibit the growth of spoilage microorganisms in wine, cider, or beer. It helps prevent oxidation and the development of off-flavors and aromas, thus extending the shelf life of the product.
  3. Stabilization: Campden tablets can stabilize wines and prevent refermentation. Sulfur dioxide acts as an antioxidant, protecting the wine from oxidation and maintaining its fresh and vibrant characteristics. It also inhibits the growth of residual yeast, preventing any further fermentation or carbonation.
  4. Removing chlorine/chloramine: Campden tablets can be used to remove chlorine or chloramine from water. Chlorine and chloramine are often added to tap water as disinfectants, but they can interfere with fermentation and affect the flavor of the final product. Campden tablets neutralize these compounds, making the water safe for fermentation.
    • Instructions for wine kits: One tablet in one gallon of must yields 75 ppm total sulfur dioxide. Crush into a powder before using. Some beer brewers also use Campden tablets to remove chlorine or chloramine from their brewing water.
    • Instructions for Purify Juice: Add one Campden Tablet per each gallon of juice, or for every 8 gallons of crushed fruit. Crush your tablets and pre-dissolve them in a small amount of water before adding to the juice. Allow the juice to ventilate in an open container for 24 hours before adding wine yeast. For over-ripe and potentially moldy fruits, double the dosage.
    • instructions to Sanitize Equipment: All equipment should be cleaned with soapy water first and then crush and dissolve 16 Campden tablets per each gallon of water. Also, add ½ teaspoon of Citric Acid. Next, you will want to sanitize your fermentation vessel by putting in 2 to 3 inches of the solution at the bottom of the vessel. Seal the vessel airtight for 20 minutes to allow the fumes from the solution to permeate the inside walls.
    • Instructions at Bottling Time: Add one Campden Tablet per each gallon of wine to preserve its color and flavor. Crush the Campden tablets and pre-dissolve them in a small amount of the wine first. It is also recommended at this time to add Potassium Sorbate to help eliminate a chance re-fermentation. Bottle immediately after adding Campden tablets.
    • Product of the United States

It’s important to note that the use of Campden tablets should be done in accordance with recommended dosages and guidelines provided by the manufacturer. The tablets contain sulfur dioxide, which can cause allergic reactions in some individuals, so it’s crucial to handle them with care and follow proper safety precautions.

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Weight.0350 kg
Dimensions10.0 × 7.5 × 2.0 cm

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