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Old 01-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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I'm trying to come up with a fairly universal mineral profile, so that I don't have to tinker with ratios for each batch. I use distilled/RO water. This is what I've come up with (calculated based upon an approximate 5 gallon finishing volume):

1 grams Epsom salts
2 grams Gypsum
1 grams Calcium Chloride
3 grams Calcium Carbonate

To arrive at approximately...

95 ppm Calcium
80 ppm Sulfate
25 ppm Chloride
5 ppm Magnesium
95 ppm Carbonate

This seems to be a fairly decent profile for all but the lightest beers.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Also, should I add all of the minerals to the mash water, or distribute them evenly between the mash and sparge volumes?
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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Any takers?
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:25 AM   #4
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I'm just getting back into this and I'm still brushing up on it so I can't really help but this might help. There is a downloadable spreadsheet about 4 pages in. HTH.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:54 AM   #5
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Took a look at the spreadsheet. Also took some of John's TDS ranges and applied it to the above profile. I think everything should be in line. The only thing that worries me is the contribution of the grains. In other words, how many ppm of magnesium do they contribute? etc
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