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Old 02-03-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
Jan 2010
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i just got a recipe that included gypsum in it. i was told to put it in the wort when i start my first boil for my grain. What is the purpose of gypsum

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:26 AM   #2
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Gypsum is calcium sulfate. It is used to lower the pH of your water and to meet specific water profiles. I would not add this unless you know your water profile.

Have a peek here to know more about adjusting water profiles.
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