Brewing Water BS7

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jedtrently
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Brewing Water BS7

Post by jedtrently »

Hi,

Been looking into the ph and ions of my brew water, I get it straight from the tap. Had a look on the Bristol Water site and got a report for my area. Plugged it into Bru'nwater and hit a bit of a snag. Once I put in grain bill it says the ph is too high, at around 6+ pH

What do you do to your water to get it to a better level to use with beer?

I've been addiding campden tabs, plus I have some gypsum that I can use but not sure.

Cheers

beerbulger
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Re: Brewing Water BS7

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There are a few ways of doing this, but the most convenient is the use of food grade acid which is supported by bru'nwater. AMS or CRS are popular acid blends available from home-brew shops, or phosphoric is available online.
Other alternatives include pre-boiling - search carbonate or temporary hardness reduction if you want to research this.
BTW, you'll make beer just fine without adjusting! Bristol water is generally hard and suits darker styles, which have more natural acidity from the grist.

jedtrently
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Re: Brewing Water BS7

Post by jedtrently »

beerbulger wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 am
There are a few ways of doing this, but the most convenient is the use of food grade acid which is supported by bru'nwater. AMS or CRS are popular acid blends available from home-brew shops, or phosphoric is available online.
Other alternatives include pre-boiling - search carbonate or temporary hardness reduction if you want to research this.
BTW, you'll make beer just fine without adjusting! Bristol water is generally hard and suits darker styles, which have more natural acidity from the grist.
Cheers buddy!

Yeah I just want to try and perfect the little to improve the brew. I've been adding a campden tab to neutralise chlorine but would like to check out other days of 'fixing' the water. I'll give that a search in mean time...

Thanks

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