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Old 09-23-2011, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Is acid blend the same as asobic acid?

I'm making some of Jack Keller's recipes and they call for ascorbic acid. I have a bag called acid blend, "contains citric, malic, and tararic acid. Same or different?


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Old 09-23-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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Different. All of those are different chemical formulas. They are all acids because they all have the ability to donate a hydrogen ion. Acids share some other charateristics like a sour taste and a pH below 7.0.

Specifically, ascorbic acid is vitamin C. The blend blends 3 types of acids.

It may be interchangeable in your recipe, but that's something I'll let others comment on.


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I'm following a Keller recipe now that calls for "Acid Blend" and my LHBS gave me the same thing you have, citric, malic, and tartaric, in even proportions according to LHBS.
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We only use Tartaric and Citric and citric is rare, but the fruit has all three of those in it inherently.
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