I was reading THIS article about Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver reviewing the White House Honey Ale, when a particular line struck me...
"They had taken another British-style step, adding mineral salts to the water, a process intended to mimic the famous waters of Burton-on-Trent, a British town renowned for its brewing heritage."
Now from what I understand, they were brewing an extract beer.
I thought you weren't supposed to add brewing salts to extract recipes because the minerals are already IN the extract.
I could use some advice here, because I have this kit from Northern Brewer, and I'd like to make it as close to the original White House recipe as possible (WH honey aside). Should I order Burtonizing salts and use distilled water for this one?