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Old 08-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Potassium bicarbonate in my kit

My kit (a 15 liters wort in a sealed plastic bag for which you normally just add water and yeast) came with a pouch of potassium bicarbonate? I am supposed to add this before the yeast.

Why?

Is it necessary ?


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Old 08-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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It is necessary. The kits are acidic to help preserve shelf life. The potassium bicarbonate neutralizes the acid.

Is this a brew house kit? If so, they are pretty good. I just brewed the red ale.

Add the ph neutralizer into your primary before you pour your wort in. Then add water, aerate, then pitch your yeast.


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Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Ok then. Yes, it's a Brewhouse one. It's call Pale wheat ale, seasonal release.
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Let us know how it turns out!
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