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Old 04-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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I am a relatively new brewer (about to start my 7th batch later this week) and have a question about water. I use IceMountain spring water, and am slightly concerned with the ph level. According to their website, the ph is anywhere from 5.58 - 8.05. I recently placed an order for upplies for my next batch, and ordered ph papers also. I am curious if anyone else uses IceMountain Spring water, and what their successes or problems have been.

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have a problem with the pH, especially if you're not doing all-grain.

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I also use their 2.5 gal jugs, they work great for brewing.
I can let you know the results next week when I crack open the first one using their water.

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As Laurel said pH is important only for all grain brewers and it is the pH of the hot mash that is critical, not the pH of your water.

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Thanks for the responses. This batch is going to be my first partial mash, and I have been worried about an almost iodine-like off taste that I have noticed in my last couple of batches (although no one else has complained about it), and thought that it might be a ph problem.

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