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Old 06-26-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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So im brewing Jamil's Munich Helles (12g batch) and Im going to be using the below water profile ( basically just RO plus salts ). Anyone use something completely different for their Helles? This will be my first one.

Ca - 70ppm
Mg - 11ppm
Na - 0
Cl - 109ppm
SO4 - 65ppm
CaCO3 - 0

RA = -56 (1-5 srm)
Cl:S04 = 1.68

I was considering bumping the CaCl2 up another gram but I think it is fine where it is.


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I know it's been a while, but do you recall how did this turned out? I'm going to be brewing Jamil's Munich Helles as well and I'm looking for an idea on water profile.


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It was fine, but I use a different profile now for those beers since I moved to the country and use strictly RO water as a base. I use close to 0.5g per gallon of CaCl2, and CaSO4 until I have ~70ppm Ca, and 50-60 ppm Cl and SO4. There is no Mg or Na.

I add lactic acid enough to get my mash pH to ~5.3-5.4
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I use close to 0.5g per gallon of CaCl2, and CaSO4 until I have ~70ppm Ca, and 50-60 ppm Cl and SO4. There is no Mg or Na.
That original profile was far too mineralized for a Helles. Even the profile above is higher than I prefer. I suggest about half the concentrations above.
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