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Old 05-27-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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I may be nit-picking here, but water profiles are something i like to take the time to get right for each batch.

For a traditional German hefe, what do those in the know suggest for a target water profile? Something middle of the road? Something matching a specific German city?

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Anyone? Wild-ass-guesses appreciated, too, as i'm still spitballin' here.

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maybe something along the lines ofMunich's water profile:
In ppm
Ca: 75
Mg: 20
Na: 10
SO4: 10
HCO3: 200
Cl: 2
Total Hardness: 270


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maybe something along the lines ofMunich's water profile:
In ppm
Ca: 75
Mg: 20
Na: 10
SO4: 10
HCO3: 200
Cl: 2
Total Hardness: 270
It is a light beer, I would use soft water. Somehing like the above, but less bicarbonates <50 ppm and Cl more than SO4
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+1. In my recent hefeweizen, I used (approx):
Ca: 33
Mg: 6
Na: 7
SO4: 15
HCO3: 59
Cl: 47

A little light on the Ca, but I'm guessing that Wyeast Nutrient adds some.

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