Campden Tablets - Sodium Metabisulphite (25 Tablets)

Campden Tablets - Sodium Metabisulphite (25 Tablets)

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An essential ingredient in winemaking.
Sodium Metabisulfite, (often referred to as SO2, sulfites meta, or meta-bi) has several uses in winemaking. It is used at the crush, to help control the spoilage bacteria and indigenous yeast that may already be present on the fruit or the equipment. The amount used is enough to stop most of the unwanted organisms but not enough to hinder a cultured yeast, which has a higher tolerance to sulfites. This effectively “wipes the slate clean” for the cultured yeast to step in and rapidly colonize the must.
Sulfites also help to inhibit the enzymatic browning of musts and finished wines. During storage and in the bottle, sulfites at the proper levels will protect a wine by continuing to inhibit spoilage organisms, as well as by scavenging oxygen.
Campden tablets are Sodium Metabisulfite in an easier to measure format. Adds 75 ppm of sulfites at the rate of one tablet per gallon. These must be fully ground-up prior to use. Potassium Meta-bi in powder form, AD495 or AD500, is much easier to use if you have a scale and does not add sodium to your wine.
It is possible the sodium could contribute a very small salty flavor. Especially when making white wine it is preferable to add potassium over sodium since added potassium can later help with cold stabilization.
For more information refer to our MoreManuals! on Red or White Winemaking or one of the winemaking books that we offer for a complete explanation on how to properly manage sulfites.
Item # AD525
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Weight 0.06 LBS
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Have used it before; generic product
Joseph M on Mar 2, 2023
Gonna try water chemistry
Jonathan L on Feb 3, 2023
Have used it before; generic product
Joseph M on Mar 2, 2023
Recommended for home wine making; novice
Dale L. W on Feb 21, 2023
Gonna try water chemistry
Jonathan L on Feb 3, 2023
Hard Cider
Dan K on Jan 26, 2023
Water prep
Richard S on Jan 20, 2023
To remove.chlorine if i decide to ise tap.water
Marcus M on Jan 17, 2023
To use for liquid mixture as instructed to be best quality.
Dr.Theresa V on Jan 11, 2023
For water conditioning
Sean S on Dec 28, 2022
need it
ARMANDO F on Dec 15, 2022
To remove chloramine from our tap water on brew day
James B on Nov 30, 2022
might need to treat tap water
Isaac K on Nov 15, 2022
Giving fermentation a try
Joshuah m on Oct 28, 2022
water quality
Anthony G on Oct 27, 2022
Quick, efficient way to knock out chloramines in the tap water.
JOHN A C on Oct 11, 2022
Removes chloramines from brewing water
William W on Aug 2, 2022
Added to get free shipping
Steven G on Jul 31, 2022
Better beer quality
John Van D on Jul 27, 2022
I use filtered tap water and use this to get the chloride out
Joseph on Jul 25, 2022
for fruit addition to beer
Jacob P on Jul 14, 2022
Chris C on Jul 7, 2022
to brew mead
Jason B on May 27, 2022
Benjamin S on Apr 21, 2022
Looking to treat my water
John S on Apr 14, 2022
Economical for me
Tomas R on Mar 14, 2022
Quicker than boiling
Cycle Keys O on Mar 5, 2022
Water profile
Francisco v on Feb 18, 2022
Planning on brews with secondary fermentations
Kyle K on Feb 14, 2022
Chlorine in my tap water
Joel F. on Feb 12, 2022
remove disinfectant from water
Joseph S K on Feb 3, 2022
Making mead
Tomas M on Feb 1, 2022
worked well
James D on Nov 10, 2021
Most wine recipes call for this ingredient
Kristin L on Oct 13, 2021
better water profile
Ryan E on Sep 29, 2021
Wine Making
Sean S on Sep 25, 2021
Could’ve find them anywhere else
Al on Sep 18, 2021
Schuyler Campbell on Sep 14, 2021
they taste great
Mark S on Sep 9, 2021
For initial preferment sterilization of the must.
Vince on Aug 13, 2021
Part of a recipe
Matt A on Aug 6, 2021
Because I have city water
Chris S on Jul 15, 2021
Easy to measure
Ewart B on Jun 17, 2021
De-chlorinate/de-oxygenate my brew water.
James Hogan on Jun 16, 2021
Free shipping rocks!
Rick k on Jun 7, 2021
Wanted to see if it made a difference at such a low cost.
Michael W on May 1, 2021
Water treatment
Michael F on Apr 28, 2021
Mead Making
Stephan S on Apr 1, 2021
Improving my water
Chase K. A on Mar 30, 2021
beer ingredient
Michael G on Mar 27, 2021
need for mead
Benjamin D on Mar 25, 2021
Nobody like Chlorine
Geoffrey N on Feb 25, 2021
Recommended for home wine making; novice
Dale L. W on Feb 21, 2023
Hard Cider
Dan K on Jan 26, 2023
what is the amount of active sodium metabisulfite per tablet? I know it can range by manufacturer. Is it listed on the package?
Carol H on Apr 3, 2018
How much would you add to one gal. milk jugs? I have multiple jugs in storage.
fred goeldi on Nov 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Fred, 1 tab is sufficient for 5-20 gallons. For a 1 gallon vessel, you will only need to use a small piece of 1 tab.
can sodium metabisulphite used in place of potassium metabisulphite in the stabilization process?
Walter Tulin on Feb 22, 2024

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Rated 5 out of 5
Does the job for my beers
January 19, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as it should to remove chlorine/chloramine.
Purchased for removing chlorine and chloramine from mash/brewing water. Works as it should. 1/2 tab to treat 5 gallons of water seems fine.
September 1, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great and as described
April 8, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Saved the day
Added the tablets to a tank of wine that was stale tasting. The tablets saved the wine. The postage was more than the cost of the tablets
November 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
These are an indispensable part of my wine making.
September 23, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works perfectly for removing chloramine and chlorine.
April 22, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
worked well. will order again.
October 1, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No more chloramines!
My city water is treated with chloramines, so I bought some of these. They are easy to use and cheap.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Save money on water.
Instead of buying bottled or packaged spring water, you can convert your municipal tap water into a more ideal profile using this to remove chloramine. I have noticed fewer off flavors and a saison made with this came out great!
May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Removes chloramine
I was having off flavors with some of my beers using local tap water even though I have a whole house filter system. It is just a sediment filter to remove large particles. I found out that many water supplies use chloramine for purification of water and that might have been the culprit. Since using a single campden tablet in my brew water for up to 10 gallons(I think it can be used for up to 20 gallons), my beers have all seemed to be better.
May 25, 2014