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    Mash PH too low every time

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    Mash PH too low every time

    Sorry to drag out this thread but there is something else I have not considered. When doing water calcs in brewfather, I am only applying the additions to mash, and not sparge. So I just chucked all the salts into the mash water and left the sparge untreated. Should I have applied the treatment...
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    Mash PH too low every time

    Thanks for taking the time to demonstrate. So you are basing the alkalinity on the bicarbonate value. I have tried to replicate this for my recipe using the target profile I used in the brew, but my final values are still not matching the target. I have attached screenshot
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    Mash PH too low every time

    Those are the figures given on the side of the bottle. I tried to copy the link to the recipe but It's not working on my phone. Its siren soundwave ipa recipe kit I added 10.6 gypsum, 4.6 Epsom salt and 2.3 calcium chloride as per the brewfather app calcs
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    Mash PH too low every time

    I'm finding that calculator a little confusing i have entered my alkalinity as 20ppm as caco3, but I'm unsure what goes in the carbonate reduction method box? I have entered my water profile and the target profile, but I'm getting a warning message saying your final and target liquor differs...
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    Mash PH too low every time

    Don't suppose anyone could recommend a ph reader of suitable quality, that isn't going to cost the earth? I'm just using a cheap one off amazon that cost about £12
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    Mash PH too low every time

    The recipe I was working with is siren brewery soundwave ipa recipe kit from maltmiller.co.uk, I can't seem to copy the link on my phone. I have tried a couple of recipes now and they all seem to have the same result in that the mash pH is too low I was wondering if the values on the bottled...
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    Mash PH too low every time

    I have done a few brews now, but the one thing i cant seem to get right is the mash PH. im aiming for between 5.2-5.4, but every time it is coming out between 4.5-5 when im testing about 15 mins into mashing. Im using tesco bottled water (ashbeck 6.2PH) and using the water profile information...
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    novice homebrew advice - fermentation gone wrong?

    hi there im a novice brewer looking for advice. my first couple of runs of cider look like they are going pretty well, im just using some pressed apple juice from the supermarket. so i started to get a bit adventurous and thought id try using some apple and raspberry juice in the next one as it...
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