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Old 06-16-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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Do breweries change water profiles for the beer that they make?



 
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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Some do, some don't.


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Old 06-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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seems like everyone uses a gypsum addition in the US. It's definitely the most common adjustment brewers around here make.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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Dunno about anywhere else, but most of the Port and Lost Abbey breweries dont touch the water
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:12 AM   #5
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Dunno about anywhere else, but most of the Port and Lost Abbey breweries dont touch the water
Bleh.

I know Green Flash makes small adjustments on two of their beers, but we have pretty damn good water for brewing in SD.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:27 AM   #6
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THIS brewery doesn't! but then again maybe I'm lazy

 
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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On Stone's tour they specifically point out that they filter out everything in the water then add salts back in
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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Ballast Point just uses a charcoal filter, but thats it.

 
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #9
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At least one of the breweries I've visited always adjusts the water. But their head brewer is uber smart about water.

I don't understand why any brewery that offers a few widely-different beers for sale would not want to adjust their water to some degree. Nobody's water is excellent for both very pale beers, and very dark beers. If they are not making some sort of adjustment, they are compromising the flavor in the end.


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