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Old 10-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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I've read through the water priming sticky but I'm still a little confused.. I plan on brewing my first all grain this weekend and I want to the water right. I am going to use distilled water and I wanted to know just how much calcium chloride and gypsum to use.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Punch in your grain bill into this calculator and put in your additions to where you are in the lower end of the recommended levels for your first brew:

Use increments in teaspoons to make it easy:

Calcium Chloride = 3.4grams per tsp
Magnesium Sulfate (epsom salt) = 4.5 grams per tsp
calcium carbonate (gypsm) = 1.8 grams per tsp

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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1/2 to 1 tsp calcium chloride per 5 gallons treated. Of 1/2 to 1 tsp calcium sulfate per 5 gallons or 1/2 tsp of each. Depends on whether you like sulfate or not.

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