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Irish Stout w/ out gypsum?

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greg2536

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Ok, I was happily brewing my first attempt at Midwest's Irish Stout and doing my usual (follow the recipe but make mistakes) and after I'm done and cleaning up I find I've left out the gypsum?:drunk: Soooo, does anyone know what's the best thing for me to do? And what will it taste like without it? Oh, and I did not find it until the yeast was pitched.
 

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I'd say that it'll be fine without the gypsum. I've never used gypsum, though I really should try it out. RDWHAHB :)
 

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I seems like my beers are a little "crisper" since I've been adding gypsum. But the difference is slight at most.

You may have changed the flavor profile a little. But as long as the yeasties are happy all should be fine.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. This batch is happily gurgling away in the carboy making good stuff. I'll see in a few weeks if there is much of a difference in flavor.
 
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