How long do y'all wait after adding Campden tablets before pitching yeast into fresh-pressed cider?
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.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:14 PM
I don't use, but pitch my yeast (typically Cotes de Blanc) with no issues.
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
Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:33 PM
If you make a decent sized starter, do you really need to sulfite?
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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