6 years ago #1
brew hound
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my wine recipe ask for 1 camden tablet per gallon or 5 tablets for my 5-gallon batch of red grape wine it is to be dry wine . and it wants me to rack it once a month . for 3 more times . and it wants me to put 5- tablets in each time . is that to many tablets or should i stay with that recipe .can i use less tablets .

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6 years ago #2
MaiTai
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Yes, that's the 'dosage'. A tablet per gallon. I never heard of adding tablets when racking though. I know that tablets are added before putting the fruit in the fermenter, after you syphon the clearing wine before putting it in another empty container (carboy or gallon) and before bottling the wine.

If your recipe calls for using the Campden tablets as you wrote I think you should stick to the recipe.

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6 years ago #3
bob1
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My understanding add them every other racking, but dosage is correct.

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6 years ago #4
DGreene
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Yep. Bob is correct, 1 tab per gallon every other racking. Dont add until it is done fermenting tho! @ 0.97 or lower. Wait until it is done.

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5 years ago #5
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I couldn't find this answer elsewhere in the forum, so thought I'd ask here...

I separated my 6-gallon batch of strawberry wine into two 3-gallon carboys. I am planning to make a sparkling wine out of one of the batches, and regular wine with the other.

Do I still use a crushed camden tab when racking? Or, will this cancel my ability to ferment in the bottle later on? I'm getting ready to rack within a few days.


Thanks!

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5 years ago #6
DamageInc.
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i know that campden tabs retard the fermentation process and keep wine from spoiling.

when aging in bulk it is ideal to put in 1 tab per gallon at every other racking. and when u are ready to bottle make sure wine is dry .997 and add the campden and pot.sorb.

ive never done a sparking wine so i dont know how it works out.

gl

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5 years ago #7
bob1
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dg has been working on them maybe he will answer. but campden tabs does not kill commercial yeast thats what the sorbate is for.

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