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#1 Darterboy

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

How long do y'all wait after adding Campden tablets before pitching yeast into fresh-pressed cider? 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

At what rate? Usually 12-24 hours.

1 tablet/gallon. I been told everything from 30 minutes to 48 hours.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:14 PM

I don't use, but pitch my yeast (typically Cotes de Blanc) with no issues.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

I've heard anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.  I've pitched yeast at 24 hours and it turns out fine.  Although personally, I have had much better success with my ciders when I heat pasteurize at 170 F for 15 minutes.  So I'm not using Campden this year.  YMMV


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:33 PM

If you make a decent sized starter, do you really need to sulfite?


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#6 dmtaylor

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

Some will disagree, but I'd rather kill what's there and then use my favorite yeast than leave things up to chance.


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