Originally Posted by GotPushrods
Malt is a volcano. Epsom is a cow fart. Beneficial or not, it's pretty insignificant.
I brew wonderfully flocculated crystal clear beer with 0 added Mg. Tally me up.
PS -- AJ is not a Palmer Reader. He's a source.
Well, I never thought of it as volcano vs "cow fart" so that made me laugh.
I never add magnesium to my RO water. Some do, but I don't like the strongly bitter/sour flavor I pick up in it that AJ deLange described. A little won't hurt or be perceptible, but there is also no benefit. As AJ mentioned (and so did Palmer), malt has plenty of magnesium on its own.
And as far as the last line about AJ being a source for Palmer, I forgot to mention to AJ that I spoke to Palmer about the new book, and does give a ton of credit to you. He said it should be out in Octoberish? He said he was checking over the technical descriptions under the photos (forgot what he called that).