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Old 12-07-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
Nov 2011
Prineville, OR
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(i posted this message in another category which was wrong but cant figure out how to delete (using android app...sry) So I have read a few books and I am new to brewing (go figure). I have looked/searched this site for a while and cant seem to find the best way to correct ph in water. It seems to be a consensus that incorrect ph is a symptom of poor water ions. My local water supply is not great for my style (aipa) so I am planning on using arrowhead water (popular bottled water on the west side) ions corrected with salts for my particular brew. How best do I fix ph for my mash in and my hot liquor tank (for sparging) to brew?

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
Jan 2011
Marysville, OH
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Get Palmer's "How to Brew". Great info. You can get the first edition info for free on-line, just google how to brew. It will give you everything you need. Good luck.

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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What's so wrong with the local water? As mentioned, read the primer and maybe get your water tested by ward labs, use TH's ez_water spreadsheet. I'm doing this without a pH meter with good results.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
Nov 2011
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Are you trying to raise or lower your ph? What are you using to measure it?

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