Last night I started my first batch. I am using one of Jack's recipes
for Strawberry wine. I made two slight changes from the recipe.
The first is the recipe called from yeast Nutrient. In the kit I have
it contained both yeast nutrient and yeast energizer, thus I added the
yeast energizer & yeast nutrient according to the directions on the
bottles. This shouldn't be a problem?
The Second and I think this may be a problem. The recipe from Jack's
site did not call for using Campden tablets, however other reading on
his site states to always use Campden tablets, so I used them at the
amount of 1 tablet per gallon of must. However, I added my yeast
about 20 minutes after using these tablets. I noticed that on most of
the recipes that have Campden listed they say to wait 12-24 hours
before adding the yeast. So, my question is will my yeast start
working, or today, 24 hours later, should I add another packet of
yeast since the yeast I added yesterday is dead?
- posted 16 years ago