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07-28-2005, 10:37 AM
I've read in a number of sources that Campden tablets are made of K-metabisulfite, and that I should generally avoid the use of sodium compounds in my mead to avoid a salty taste. Before reading those warnings, in preparation for my first batch of mead, I bought Campden tablets at the LHBS, only to find that they're Na-metabisulfite. Is this going to be a problem?

07-28-2005, 01:49 PM
No, it wont be a problem. I use campden tablets all the time with no problem. I imagine it could be bad if you added too much, but too much of anything in your mead can be bad.

Use at the rate of 1 campden tablet per gallon. Remember to crush them first!

07-28-2005, 03:42 PM
Great, thanks for the information!