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Old 04-07-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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I'll bet there's a great source for the various minerals we use to adjust our water? (CaCO2, CaCL, CaSO4, etc.)

Buying this stuff in the tiny little bottles is not very cost effective. Gotta a good source?


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Old 04-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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thank to HBT, I get mine locally from a pool and water treatment supply.

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Epsom salt is dirt cheap at any drugstore, like CVS. Baking soda and table salt can, of course, be purchased from any grocery store.

I have been purchasing gypsum, calcium carbonate and calcium chloride from homebrew suppliers, but I am sure there are alternatives to those ingredients as well.
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I've seen all of them available in one pound bags on Ebay and random online brew shops. It's dirt cheap in just about any increment anyway. I bought CaCl and found I really have no use for it unless I start from distilled/RO.
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Gypsum is the only one I use in any quantity. I bought a couple pounds of it some long time ago from MoreBeer. When that runs out, I'll buy another lb or two.
I also buy Irish Moss by the pound from the LHBS. I end up throwing some away because it doesn't keep indefinitely, but it's much cheaper than buying it is 1 or 2 ounce bottles.


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