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Old 09-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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My water is no good for brewing so I brew with r/o water. I do not have a ph meter, but use the ez water calc with great success adding gypsum, calcium chloride, and epsom salt. My estimated ph is a little low at 5.27 on the milk stout I plan to brew (from BCS) with Palmers minimum suggested amounts. What should I do to bring the ph up some?

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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I just made an oatmeal stout that ez water spreadsheet said would come in at 5.3 pH and it turned out awesome. That was with straight RO water and no buffering additions. You can add some pickling lime or something that will bring up the pH if you're worried about it though.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:47 AM   #3
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That's good to hear!

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