Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Munich Helles Water Treatment
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
philbert119
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Roeland Park, KS
Posts: 22
Default Munich Helles Water Treatment

I just checked the water profile report of my city (Roeland Park, KS) in anticipation of brewing a Munich Helles. Here are the specifics:
Alkalinity: 60 ppm
Calcium: 73 ppm
Magnesium: 60 ppm
Sodium: 52 ppm
Chloride: 55 ppm
Sulfate: 124ppm
BiCarbonate (HCO3): ??????
pH: 9.6

According to John Palmer's Mash Residual Alkalinity Worksheet, the water has a residual alkalinity of -27, and I need to get it closer to -74 to achieve the SRM characteristic of the style.
My question is whether gypsum is the best additive to achieve this result given my water's profile.
Also, the chloride to sulfate ratio of my water is rated as very bitter by the worksheet. Does this mean I should use less hops than the recipe calls for or that I should neutralize the bitterness with another sort of additive?
Thank you much!


philbert119 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
CPooley4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Posts: 393
Liked 14 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Go to the Brew Science forum and look at the Brewing Water Chemistry Primer sticky thread. Everything you have questions on will be covered and covered well by ajdelange.

Good luck.

cp
__________________
CP's Brew Workbook

If you're considering buying brewing software do yourself a favor and download my Brew Chart/Workbook first. You may not need to spend that money.

I like beer math!
CPooley4 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
remilard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,655
Liked 41 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CPooley4 View Post
Go to the Brew Science forum and look at the Brewing Water Chemistry Primer sticky thread. Everything you have questions on will be covered and covered well by ajdelange.

Good luck.

cp
+1

Specifically you have much more sulfate than Munich and that will be problematic.

Helles would be brewed with fairly low ion water (decarbonated munich water for example) with biological acidification (sauergut or sauermalt) to set the pH.
remilard is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water treatment Adam's Apples All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 10-22-2013 09:00 PM
Water treatment sketerbuck All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 02-02-2010 09:43 PM
Water treatment BOBTHEukBREWER All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 11-17-2008 06:46 PM
Munich Helles.... on the cob nathan All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 22 08-05-2008 03:04 PM
Munich Helles Saturday Beerdoc All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 05-29-2006 03:28 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS