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Do campden tablets expire?

They should last at least 50 years, maybe hundreds. I've been using mine for 20 years. David M. Taylor B.S. Chemical Engineering Michigan Tech Class of 1997
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Neutralizing yeast prior to backsweetening

CO2 bubbles doesn't necessarily mean that fermentation is ongoing. Bubbles are not all released at once. For example, with red wine kits, instructions often mention to stir for several minutes to ...
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Do campden tablets expire?

Campden tablets consist of sodium metabisulphite (an inorganic salt used as a preservative with no expiry date) and a binder, typically lactose or starch which also doesn't go off. Normally lactose ...
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Add campden and bottle right away or should I wait?

"should add campden tablets before bottling wine" might be a bit of an exaggeration, though they can be beneficial in case you want an extra insurance that nothing will go wrong while your ...
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Why is Campden sold in tablet form?

The answer is in the Wikipedia article you referred to: the rest is filler, an inert ingredient which has no influence in the process. It seems that this specific form of metabisulphites is something ...
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Do I have to use Campden tablets every time I expose my wine to external factors?

You said you added Campden and potassium metabisulfate. Did you know they are the same thing? (Sometimes they are sodium metabisulfate, but do essentially the same thing) Wine is not beer. Do not ...
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Do campden tablets expire?

My stock is about 12 years old, and the tablets still do their job, removing chlorine and chloramines.
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Why is Campden sold in tablet form?

The Campden tablets I use in Australia dissolve in my strike water, so I don't understand why they would need to be crushed.
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Add campden and bottle right away or should I wait?

You don't have to add Campden, only if your recipe calls for it or if you plan to age your wine and preserve it for a longer period of time. Remember that metabisulphite is naturally present in grape ...
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Are campden tablets necessary?

Campden (or rather sodium meta-bisulphite, which is its active ingredient) serves multiple purposes in wine making. It removes chloramine from municipal tap water, but in your case that is unnecessary ...
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Do campden tablets expire?

if they have remained bone dry and away from air, they should be fine. If they've gotten moist or haven't been sealed properly in a right sized container, then they will have slowly gassed off their ...
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Proper use of campden tablets in a recipe that calls for the staggered addition of a sugar source

You should be totally good to go using the maple syrup without any treatment, because it has been simmered for quite a long time to make it into syrup. No worries there so long as your syrup folks ...
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Proper use of campden tablets in a recipe that calls for the staggered addition of a sugar source

OK... Let's think about this critically. Suppose your maple syrup had some stray yeast in it. What would happen? Well, yeast eats sugars and burbs CO2 and pees alcohol. What does that mean for your ...
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Back sweeten Wine Question

Sparkaloid, acording to the SDS, is composed of, "natural diatomaceous earth - amorphous silica (CAS number 1344-95-2) , alginates". None of these really interact with sodium metabisulphite or ...
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How to Bottle Brewed Tea

Given your recipe has fruit. I would make sure everything reaches a boil for 3 minutes, or at least a pasteurizing temp around 160°F, then bottle hot into mason jars. Campden may be an option if ...
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Rhubarb wine colour lost after additives introduced

I performed my first rack on some muscadine wine. I had 5 Camden tablets crushed and diluted in jug #2. Jug #1's content was deep pink. The content in the siphon line was pink. As soon as the wine ...
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Can I ferment mead without campden tablets?

I have made honey mead pasteurizing it and without. There is significant taste in both. The unpasteurized mead has more depth of flavor than the pasteurized mead. Almost all of us buy honey from the ...
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