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Offline Podo

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campden tablets
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:42:38 pm »
Hi everyone, new to the forum.  So, is there any magic to using campden tablets?  I crushed one, tossed it in my water, and the remains didn't appear to have dissolved at all.  Do they need to be crushed to dust or given a lot of time to dissolve?
So good once it hits your lips!

Offline ndcube

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Re: campden tablets
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 06:00:04 am »
I have a stainless steel tablespoon that I crush them in.  I use the back of the teaspoon.  I then stir in the powder.  It's all dissolved within a minute I would say.

Offline theDarkSide

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Re: campden tablets
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 07:09:49 am »
I usually prepare my water the night before and toss it in then ( 1/2 tablet for my 5 gallon batch ).  Usuallly it's gone by morning.
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Offline nyakavt

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Re: campden tablets
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 07:31:17 am »
They dissolve faster in hot water, so you could toss them in with the strike water as it's heating up.

Offline novabrew

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Re: campden tablets
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 05:22:39 pm »
I have a stainless steel tablespoon that I crush them in.  I use the back of the teaspoon.  I then stir in the powder.  It's all dissolved within a minute I would say.

+ 1 Very easy this way

Offline Podo

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Re: campden tablets
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 08:00:54 pm »
Thanks for the replies.  I'm guessing I didn't crush it as fine as I should've.
So good once it hits your lips!