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  1. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    Yes, I just plugged my values into the EZ Water spreadsheet. With a Calcium Chloride addition of 16.7 grams, along with 3ml of lactic acid, I should get a mash pH of 5.5 and the Calcium will be up to 100ppm. Can't wait to brew, this Wheaty Brown recipe has always turned out excellent!
  2. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    Thanks, I'll give this a try!
  3. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    I'm using A Dr. Meter Ph-100. I'm considering adding a few ml of lactic acid, nothing drastic.
  4. WinterWarlock

    Raising bicarbonate content for Brown Ale

    I'm brewing a brown ale and I'm looking to to adjust my water to resemble the Brewers Friend London profile, as my source water does not contain sufficient bicarbonate. To treat 15.5 gallons of liquor, I've calculated the following additions to get in the ballpark: 3.95 grams Gypsum, 1.94 grams...
  5. WinterWarlock

    Alkalinity Question

    I best be changing programs then. Thanks, Martin!
  6. WinterWarlock

    Alkalinity Question

    I'm looking for some clarification regarding the carbonate and/or bicarbonate content of my water. For some reason the water report provided by my local water district shows a value for CaCO3 ppm, but does not contain any info about HCO3 ppm. Is that normal practice for municipal water reports...
  7. WinterWarlock

    Grodziskie/Gratzer Water Profile

    I'm getting ready to brew a Grodziskie (6 gallon batch) and I can't help but notice my residual alkalinity is coming in at -291, a value that doesn't seem desirable. I've added just enough salts to meet the minimum recommended ppm for calcium, etc. I've also added 6 ml of lactic acid to the drop...
  8. WinterWarlock

    Why is my water profile unbalanced?

    Thanks for the info, Silver and AJ!
  9. WinterWarlock

    Ph impact of Brown and Amber Malts

    Thanks everyone. Really appreciate the input. DeLange and Brungard weighing in on my water questions? Stoked!
  10. WinterWarlock

    Why is my water profile unbalanced?

    BrunWater is telling me to check my inputs because my water report is apparently unbalanced. I entered everything on my report except for bicarbonate, which isn't provided on my water report. Any ideas on why this is?
  11. WinterWarlock

    Ph impact of Brown and Amber Malts

    Excellent, thanks!
  12. WinterWarlock

    Ph impact of Brown and Amber Malts

    I'm about to brew Barclay Perkins 1804 TT Porter, which has a high percentage of brown malt, as well as some Amber malt, and I'm pondering what I'm going to do in terms of a water profile. The spreadsheets I'm familiar with don't have a selection for brown or amber malt. I imagine the ph impact...
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