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Old 02-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Just wanted to post this as a heads up for anyone who may be trying to use lactic acid to lower their mash pH. There's little info about the actual quantity to use; you want to use a LITTLE. I mean grab your eye dropper little. This stuff is crazy effective, and just a few drops will lower your pH considerably. John Palmer has stated that 2ml/gallon is the upper threshold before it becomes noticeable, which comes to about 1/3 oz. per 5 gallons.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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Yup, it doesn't take much. Why a good digital pH meter is good tool to have.

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Bru'n water usually instructs me to add about 1.5 ml to mash and sparge... Depending on the grain bill.

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Yup, it doesn't take much. Why a good digital pH meter is good tool to have.
Can you recommend one?
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