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Campden Tablets

Scientific Name: Sodium Metabisulphite
Chemical Elements: Na2S2O5
Water Impact: Stabilization, Sanitation

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Campden Tablets Home Brewing Uses

Sodium metabisulfite, or Campden tablets, are an excellent way to remove chloramine from tap water prior for brewing. Chloramine is commonly used in city water systems to make the water safe to drink.

Campden tablets are also commonly used to remove dissolved oxygen from beer during packaging. Sodium metabisulfite is often used in higher than normal levels in winemaking to inhibit yeast production and fermentation.

Dosage Amounts of Campden Tablets

Crush and add 1/2 tablet for 5 gallons in mash to remove chloramine. Crush and add 1/2 tablet for 5 gallons during packaging to remove dissolved oxygen.


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