View Full Version : Pitching new yeast - cambden first?

04-04-2011, 11:49 AM
One of my meads never got going, and I'm now pitching Wyeast Dry Mead instead of the sweet that never started. It's been standing for three days now, so I was just wondering if I should treat it with campden tablets (actually, I got the equivalent powder), and if so - how much.


Chevette Girl
04-04-2011, 12:29 PM
If you make a starter and get it going fast, you should be OK.

Medsen Fey
04-04-2011, 12:36 PM
Are you sure it isn't going? Is the gravity stable?

04-04-2011, 02:29 PM
Medsen: In three days, it went from 1.108 to 1.105, which might as well be an air bubble or two on that gravity meter thingy...

Medsen Fey
04-04-2011, 03:56 PM
Yes, that looks like no activity.
I don't think it will matter if you use the sulfite or not. I probably wouldn't bother.

04-06-2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks to both of you. I just pitched the yeast in with no starter and no campden anything, and it's now going like crazy :)