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Old 07-19-2010, 11:38 PM   #11
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Actually, I'm getting too druk to care anymore. The bitterness is still there, but this is still a good beer. Just wanted to drink this one as it's the latest one to come into it's prime. I'm have more of a malt preference than hop, but that may be evolving. I'm off work tomorrow as well as today so I'm going to have a few more samples!



 
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:03 AM   #12
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Turns out the water used by Briess to make extract has a high sulfate loading but a low sodium content. Otherwise the water is typical to soft. With the sodium to sulfate ratio set at a high sulfate, the bitterness comes through too strongly. That is why salt seems to help. However that brings chlorine into the picture which messes with another ratio.

You need to add about 2 small pinches of sodium bicarb (baking soda) to a glass. The extra carbonate helps to lower the bitterness also while adding some body.

 
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