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Old 10-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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I have a water profile built up for an experimental brew today and before I begin I have a question
Heres what I got:
84 / 10 / 22 / 45 / 74 / 101
My grain bill is 7 lb 2 row and 4 lb wheat
Mash water 5.5 and sparge 5 ( Ive been using extra sparge water for loss)
Bru'n Water is saying to use 1.7ml lactic for mash and on sparge 5.8ml
I'm trying to target about 5.2-5.4 but it's calculating 5.7 (mash ph)
What am I doing wrong?


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Old 10-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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That looks about right to me. That water has substantial alkalinity and there are only pale base malts in the grist. Its no surprise that acid is needed in both the mash and especially the sparging water.

You need to increase the amount of acid used in the mash. You need to keep increasing the acid dose (mL per gal) until an appropriate mash pH is predicted.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Thank you sir
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