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10-05-2004, 12:27 AM
Everything you ever wanted to know about Sufite or sulfer dioxide better know as Campden tablets or metabisuphite.



10-05-2004, 12:58 AM
Interesting comments they make about campden tablets:

QUOTE: "Campden tablets are designed to have a mass of 0.44 grams. However, consistency of the tablet size in manufacturing is questionable, and many winemakers claim there is little certainty that tablets contain the amount of metabisulphite they are intended to (figures have been seen to vary by up to at least 25%).

Additionally, some winemakers claim that the "fillers", often used in Campden tablets to increase the bulk size of the tablet, taint wine flavour and affect clarity.

Nevertheless, Campden tablets remain a simple way of adding a small (if rough) quantity of sulphite to a must or wine." END QUOTE

That is some dry reading Joe my man! Great info, just dry . . . and curiously inspiring :-/