Ascorbic Acid

ascorbic acid
Item 2129

Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. It is no longer recommended for beer making. It will increase the nutrient value of beer, but this is probably not the intent of those using it. Under certain circumstances the ascorbic acid can cause yeast to produce ethyl acetate compounds (smells like nail polish remover). Ascorbic acid has previously been touted as an anti-oxidant, but research by the University of Texas has shown that for it to be active it must be combined in a low pH solution with sulfur dioxide. Neither a low pH nor sulfur dioxide is advisable for any form of beer.

2129Ascorbic Acid$2.951 oz
2130Ascorbic Acid$29.951 lb
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