Ascorbic Acid is a powerful anti-oxidant and acidifier. It can be added to a beer to help prevent oxidation. Ascorbic Acid prevents oxidation by consuming any free oxygen that may still be present. It is also used in Flavored Malt Beverages to give a Vitamin C boost and tangy flavor.
- Used to prevent oxidation.
- Must be used with caution and can react with oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide.
- To be used with adequate free SO₂ present so that any free H₂O₂ is removed.
- Other names: L-Ascorbic Acid; Vitamin C.
Application: At any stage during the brewing process, especially prior to bottling.
Packaging: 25 kg carton.