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Old 03-10-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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I have an ESB in the secondary to which I should have added mineral salts. What would happen if I added a small amount of boiled sterilized water with the needed salts when transferring to the keg?

Or would it have no effect... or worse screw up the batch?

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Old 03-11-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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The normal salts added to "Burtonize" your water is either just gypsum or Burton salts (gypsum and something else). They help you in extracting bitterness from the hops, so they are necessary in the boil. Adding them know, as I understand it, would be useless.
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