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Old 09-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Can gypsum or calcium chloride be added to the bottling bucket? Maybe add it with the priming sugar and boil then dump it in? I forget to add it to the mash and kettel when I brewed it.


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Old 09-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Don't think it would help now. The mash is where it would mostly effect the beer. I wouldn't do it, but maybe someone else has more knowledge on the matter.


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Old 09-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Do not add. It won't do anything at this point. It won't even get into solution that well at this point very well even if it would aide in adding it this late.

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Can you add it? Sure. Just dissolve it in some boiling water, cool, and dump it in.

Should you add it? Eh... If you had 100% RO water, then sure. They'll still make a flavor contribution. If you were using tap or filtered water with some reasonable mineral levels, I'd just leave it as is.
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Wow thanks for the quick replies! Love this site. I will not add.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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I have very soft tap water is what I brewed with. My ipas all benefit from salt additions. Ive been adding it during mash and first boil, but forgot this time. If it wont help at all then I wont bother.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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It's not too late to add it.
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Too late for mash pH. For the flavor effects it is never too late.
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Mash ph has never been a problem.
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I think it is pretty clear from the previous posts but I'll try to summarize.
1. If your intent in planning to add gypsum to the mash was to increase calcium to reduce mash pH or to protect enzymes or to increase clarity of runoff it is too late and there is no point in adding it to the boil.
2 If your intent was to increase sulfate in order to sharpen hops bitterness then you can add it to the bottling bucket. In fact you can add it to the finished beer.
3. If your intent includes both 1 and 2 you can add it to the bottling bucket but you will only achieve the benefits of 2.


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