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Old 09-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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I used too much phosphoric acid in my mash. Can I counter the phosphoric acid with baking soda? Has anyone tried this? Did you get good results?


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Old 09-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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Any alkali will work. You might want to consider trying slaked lime (pickling lime, calcium hydroxide) as this may precipitate some of the excess phosphate. No, I haven't tried it but it is very fundamental acid/base chemistry: HAc + B(OH) --> BAc + H2O
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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Any idea what will happen to the Phosphorous? Will it settle out?

Edit: Oops, I guess you already answered this. Thanks!
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