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Ascorbic Acid

What it does :

Ascorbic acid acts as a preservative and is used to reduce the risk of oxidation in your bottled beer.

What it is:

This is an organic acid with antioxidant properties. It is also known as vitamin C.

How it works:

Using this acid prevents the off-aromas and tastes caused by oxidation.

Mechanism:

This acid acts as an antioxidant to prevent the undesired effect of oxidation in beer.

Dosage:

Use 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons. Add when bottling your beer.

Drawbacks:

An excessive dose of this acid will give your beer a citrus taste.

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