My First All Grain Batch

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stevemwazup

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I'm making an All Grain IPA and using EZWater Adjustment program to help me with the water adjustments.
I'm hoping to run this by you guys if you are already familiar with using this program. Thanks for you help.
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Starting Water (ppm):
Ca: 3.5
Mg: 0
Na: 5.4
Cl: 2.3
SO4: 4.6
HCO3: 23

Mash / Sparge Vol (gal): 4.22 / 5.33
Dilution Rate: 0%

Adjustments (grams) Mash / Boil Kettle:
CaCO3: 1 / 1.26
CaSO4: 3 / 3.79
CaCl2: 0 / 0
MgSO4: 2 / 2.53
NaHCO3: 0 / 0
NaCl: 2 / 2.53
HCL Acid: 0 / 0
Lactic Acid: 0 / 0

Mash Water / Total water (ppm):
Ca: 71 / 71
Mg: 12 / 12
Na: 55 / 55
Cl: 78 / 78
SO4: 158 / 158
CaCO3: 50 / 50

RA (mash only): -8 (5 to 9 SRM)
Cl to SO4 (total water): 0.49 (Very Bitter)
 

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This may seem like a silly question but why are you changing your water profile? Are you trying to make it the best water it can be? Im just curious... Also ..if my chemistry is up to par I think Chlorine gets boiled out. So why add any? Although Ive never tinkered with my water profile ...these are just some questions I have.
 

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Your water is almost an exact match to mine, pales and ipa's come out great with no adjustments. I only use salts for darker beers, 15srm+.:mug:
 

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I think he has the right idea with his adjustments. No magnesium... bad. Very low sulfate.. bad. However, I'd skip the NaCl and get the Cl level up with CaCl instead and I'd say the Cl level can be reduced to about 40-50.
 
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Thanks guys for your post,
So Bobby M, I took your suggestions and posted the update,
one more question for you, can I add (all my) adjustments to the mash and not the boil,
(I did watch all your video's "Porter Video included" you mentioned a couple boxes unchecked) but can you uncheck all the boxes and just add all the minerals to the mash?
Let me know what you think.
stevemwazup

Starting Water (ppm):
Ca: 3.5
Mg: 0
Na: 5.4
Cl: 2.3
SO4: 4.6
HCO3: 23

Mash / Sparge Vol (gal): 4.22 / 5.33
Dilution Rate: 0%

Adjustments (grams) Mash / Boil Kettle:
CaCO3: 1 / 1.26
CaSO4: 3 / 3.79
CaCl2: 1 / 1.26
MgSO4: 2 / 2.53
NaHCO3: 0 / 0
NaCl: 0 / 0
HCL Acid: 0 / 0
Lactic Acid: 0 / 0

Mash Water / Total water (ppm):
Ca: 88 / 88
Mg: 12 / 12
Na: 5 / 5
Cl: 33 / 33
SO4: 158 / 158
CaCO3: 50 / 50

RA (mash only): -20 (4 to 8 SRM)
Cl to SO4 (total water): 0.21 (Very Bitter)
 
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