Originally Posted by Gnomebrewer
There's not right or wrong answer. I'd personally go with a Calcium chloride addition to get to 40ppm Calcium, and target 5.4 for pH (use acid if needed). Keep it simple.
Alright going with this logic(only using CaCl), with my grain bill entered as well as total water additions, this is where it leaves me numbers wise..All in ppm
Cl-71(the chloride jumps up pretty high)
Then with adding .50ml/gal of lactic, it brings my pH to 5.37.
Is this going to be OK having the Cl that high and not balancing it out with SO4?
Now playing with the same grain bill but using CaCl, gypsum, and epsom, I got the numbers to this..
Again using lactic at .50ml/gal, pH is 5.37