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Campden Tablet - Shelf Life



 
 
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Old 13-03-2007, 04:18 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Campden Tablet - Shelf Life

I googled this one but didn't find any satisfactory answers. I 'inherited' some winemaking stuff my father used. I've
thrown most of the chemicals out as they didn't smell right, but the campden tablets all smelled as they should. These
are 7 -20 years old though.

I know, I know, campden tablets are cheap so I probably should chuck them too and not try to save money on these things,
but they were in sealed containers and as I say, they smell like my new ones do. I only use campden tablets on initial
must anyway.

So does anyone know if campden tablets keep thaaat well?

Jim


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Old 13-03-2007, 07:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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jim wrote:

I googled this one but didn't find any
satisfactory answers. I 'inherited' some
winemaking stuff my father used. I've
thrown most of the chemicals out as they didn't
smell right, but the campden tablets all smelled
as they should. These are 7 -20 years old
though.

I know, I know, campden tablets are cheap so I
probably should chuck them too and not try to
save money on these things,
but they were in sealed containers and as I say,
they smell like my new ones do. I only use
campden tablets on initial must anyway.

So does anyone know if campden tablets keep
thaaat well?

Jim


Don't know Jim, but you could always use them for
sanitizing. Just crush them and dissolve in
water. A few ppm probably not that critical for
this use.
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Old 13-03-2007, 07:51 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Campden Tablet - Shelf Life

Wise words, thanks Paul!
Jim

"Paul E. Lehmann" wrote in message ...
jim wrote:

I googled this one but didn't find any
satisfactory answers. I 'inherited' some
winemaking stuff my father used. I've
thrown most of the chemicals out as they didn't
smell right, but the campden tablets all smelled
as they should. These are 7 -20 years old
though.

I know, I know, campden tablets are cheap so I
probably should chuck them too and not try to
save money on these things,
but they were in sealed containers and as I say,
they smell like my new ones do. I only use
campden tablets on initial must anyway.

So does anyone know if campden tablets keep
thaaat well?

Jim


Don't know Jim, but you could always use them for
sanitizing. Just crush them and dissolve in
water. A few ppm probably not that critical for
this use.



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Old 14-03-2007, 04:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Campden Tablet - Shelf Life

I wish I could tell you exactly where to go but I know that somewhere on
Jack's sight it discusses shelf life of
winemaking chemicals and I think he gives it for campden as well serch
arround on:

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

I really do wish Jack would break down and write a book. He has so many
good pieces of information and so many dificult to find recipies.

Ray

"jim" wrote in message
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I googled this one but didn't find any satisfactory answers. I 'inherited'
some winemaking stuff my father used. I've thrown most of the chemicals
out as they didn't smell right, but the campden tablets all smelled as they
should. These are 7 -20 years old though.

I know, I know, campden tablets are cheap so I probably should chuck them
too and not try to save money on these things, but they were in sealed
containers and as I say, they smell like my new ones do. I only use
campden tablets on initial must anyway.

So does anyone know if campden tablets keep thaaat well?

Jim



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Old 14-03-2007, 07:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
jim
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Default Campden Tablet - Shelf Life

Thanks Ray, I go there quite often and didn't recall seeing the info - I will check it out now.

Jim

"Ray Calvert" wrote in message t...
I wish I could tell you exactly where to go but I know that somewhere on Jack's sight it discusses shelf life of
winemaking chemicals and I think he gives it for campden as well serch arround on:

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

I really do wish Jack would break down and write a book. He has so many good pieces of information and so many
dificult to find recipies.

Ray

"jim" wrote in message ...
I googled this one but didn't find any satisfactory answers. I 'inherited' some winemaking stuff my father used.
I've thrown most of the chemicals out as they didn't smell right, but the campden tablets all smelled as they should.
These are 7 -20 years old though.

I know, I know, campden tablets are cheap so I probably should chuck them too and not try to save money on these
things, but they were in sealed containers and as I say, they smell like my new ones do. I only use campden tablets
on initial must anyway.

So does anyone know if campden tablets keep thaaat well?

Jim





 




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