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Offline UselessBrewing

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Big Beers
« on: July 27, 2009, 02:47:30 PM »
I use Potassium Sorbate in my Mead's. I was wondering if anyone has used it in your beer? I recently had a Scotch Ale go south because of an infection. The FG was 1.034 which is a lot of sugar for other buggers to go after. So I was thinking of adding Potassium Sorbate or even campden tablets to the secondary as a kind of insurance to keep anything from growing in there...

What are your thoughts?

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2009, 02:51:32 PM by UselessBrewing »
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Re: Big Beers
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 08:20:58 AM »
I am afraid to put anything more than irish moss in there. 
I have only made 2 bigginz both still in primary after 3 mos.  I really gotta bottle.
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Re: Big Beers
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 06:17:39 PM »
What does the potassium sorbate do?

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Re: Big Beers
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 03:13:34 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate

It's a food preservative, good for alcohol products.

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Re: Big Beers
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 12:09:15 AM »
Potassium sorbate disrupts the reproductive cycle in active yeast.