Ascorbic Acid E300 – Stabiliser
Supplied as a fine white to off-white powder.
- Is an economically effective anti-oxidant
- Reduces the susceptibility of beer to oxidation haze
- Increases the shelf-life of pasteurised and non pasteurised beers
- Prevents “papery” (oxidation) off flavours in the final product
Solutions of ASCORBIC ACID should always be freshly prepared and treated into the bulk of the beer without delay, if possible metering into the flow of beer to tank. Anti-oxidant treatment is more efficient when added before the beer has had contact with air, i.e. as soon as practica-ble after fermentation. Addition of the material prior to cold storage is common practice, in which case the anti-oxidant should be added when the tank is almost full to minimise contact with air.