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Old 11-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Ok to add gypsum during the boil?

I was going to add a little gypsum to my water, but I forgot. Since it's meant to help bring out the hops is it ok to add now before I boil, I'm already sparging? If not it's not a big deal.

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don't think it will really do much good for you at this point.

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I use gypsum for my IPAs for bitterness and always add to boil. Guess it depends what your using it for. I use it for bitterness.

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Sure, that's fine. Yeast need calcium for health, and the sulfate will make the hops bitterness more pronounced.

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I use gypsum for my IPAs for bitterness and always add to boil. Guess it depends what your using it for. I use it for bitterness.
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Sure, that's fine. Yeast need calcium for health, and the sulfate will make the hops bitterness more pronounced.


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Assuming you didn't need that calcium in the mash to help depress the pH, adding gypsum directly to the boil is OK.

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Assuming you didn't need that calcium in the mash to help depress the pH, adding gypsum directly to the boil is OK.
I hit my pH ok using saurmalt.
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