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Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #11
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Probably not but note that I've put 'probably' in italics.

The way to know how much to add is to check the pH with a meter. If it says your pH is in the right range (5.4-5.6) don't add anything. If it says your pH is below that range add a wee bit of pickling lime and check again.

Best to do this with a 'test mash' (1 pound of grain) before brew day so you will know how much pickling lime, if any, will be needed when you brew.


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Old 11-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #12
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When is the best time and way to check the mash PH?
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As soon as you dough in. The pH Calibration Sticky has the details.
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