Campden Tablets versus Campden Powder

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    JP Atsma

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    Anyone else tried the Campden Powder from Ritchies instead of the Campden Tablets from Youngs?
    I was fed up crushing those tablets (always losing half of it on the floor or in the corner of the kitchen top) and found a shop that sells Campden Powder instead. Works a treat for me!
    I don't think it gives different results, but that's why I wanted to know if anyone else has tried both.
     
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    It's just Sodium or Potassium Metabisulphite. You can probably get a kilo of it on ebay for a few quid.
     
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    Ah, that's an excellent suggestion!
    Although I'm not sure if it is too suspicious getting a kilo of white powder delivered to your door? ;)
     
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    I've been using campden tablets for about 40 years and don't recall crushing them ever being a problem.
    Certainly not enough to warrant me changing.
    Put one on a t-spoon, then crush with the back of another t-spoon
     
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    I just crush 'em between my finger and thumb, but then I'm well 'ard athumb..
     
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    I have found the older they get the harder they are to crush by their sell by date they are like little rocks.
     

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