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Old 04-05-2014, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default Acid for Sparge Help Fast

Im brewing in the morning. Just realized I'm out of Phosphoric Acid. LHBS doesnt carry it. What can I get my hands on quickly to acidify my sparge water??

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Old 04-05-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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Do an acid rest with your grist at ~100° for 30min, or you can add some roasted barley.

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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Maybe a bit of citric acid, i do it and it works well, dont over do it though

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If I'm not mistaken, isn't star San phosphoric acid?


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Can I buy citric acid at the grocery store? Or are you talking about lemon juice?


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Most brew stores carry citric acid, or at least here in the UK they do, as it is a brewing aid, ferments seem more aggressive when its used though i find

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