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Old 01-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm about to do my first AG batch this weekend... I was looking at the water report today, and it tells me that the water pH is 9.7. That seems relatively high to me - should I be concerned about my mash pH with my basic water? Should I add phosporic acid or something of the like to bring the water pH down, or is this really not much of a concern? Unfortunately, I don't have any test strips here at the house...

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!


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my water PH is 9.2 and had trouble with astringency untill
I adjusted with lactic acid
Check out [url]https://www.brunwater.com its a great site with a calculator will help you out


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Old 01-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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I know that feel, bro. I started using RO water because I was having so much trouble with my basic water.
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do your self a favor and click on the brew science topic , then check on threads on water profiles.

after learning an enlightening read i went for a water profile report from ward labs.

in my case i need to acidfy with a additive that won't increase the sulfates.

good luck

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Thanks guys for the help, I'll take this thread over to the science topic section... sounds like it's a little more appropriate there!
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Originally Posted by mabrungard View Post
The pH of the tap water is a non-issue. Its the alkalinity that has a larger effect on mash pH.
That said, you dont have to bother with water pH, check your mash pH in mabrungard's calculator after setting all parameters (water, grain bill) and then adjust water.


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