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Offline EnkAMania

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When to pitch yeast in cider
« on: October 24, 2020, 11:23:18 am »
Greetings,

I brew one cider a year and the instructions I have is to wait two days to pitch after adding juice and campden tablets.  I'm curious if this is standard and if so why.

Thanks
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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 11:55:49 am »
Campden takes a couple of days to fully serve its function and wear off.  If you add Campden and yeast at the same time, the yeast won't necessarily die from it, but they really don't like it and will generate a lot of sulfur.  Does it really matter?  My guess is not.  But this is pretty standard advice.
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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 12:46:34 pm »
Or you can skip the Camden and pitch immediately, which is what I do.
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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 01:09:00 pm »
Or you can skip the Camden and pitch immediately, which is what I do.

I might try that next time. 
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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 01:10:16 pm »
Campden takes a couple of days to fully serve its function and wear off.  If you add Campden and yeast at the same time, the yeast won't necessarily die from it, but they really don't like it and will generate a lot of sulfur.  Does it really matter?  My guess is not.  But this is pretty standard advice.

Thanks for the explanation.  This a big year, I'm making my second cider of the year.
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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 03:33:34 pm »
I don't use Campden in Cider.

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Re: When to pitch yeast in cider
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 04:21:09 pm »
I don't use Campden in Cider.

Neither do I actually.  But thousands of cidermakers do.
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