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by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Thanks PP - I did try and adjust my water in the end, but evidently didn't get it quite right as mash pH was down around 4.7-4.9. That being said, seemed to get the right amount of sugars out of the grain and the wort tasted alright to me going into the fermenter so we'll see how it comes out..........
by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Thanks Rick, good to know I'm more worried about pH than the HCO3 content - the reason I had all those salts instead of just gypsum & chalk was to hit the profile numbers better, maybe I'll simplify (especially for the first brew) and not worry too much about Mg & Cl. I hadn't realised acid malt is ...
by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Thanks safebrew - I have put the grain bill into the Bru'n' water spreadsheet tool and tried to calculate the required salt additions - I can get everything to match up pretty well, with the exception of the HCO content - I need to add acid malt and some lactic acid to get the mash pH down to 5.2-5....
by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Ok, I have been using the brewersfriend.com water calculator and I can get the ion profiles right, but when I put in the grain bill I end up ~pH 5.8-6.0 and when I add some lactic acid addition to bring the pH down to ~5.4, this kills the HCO numbers compared to the target water profile, which makes...
by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

Great, thanks Joshua - will try and work out what salt addition I'll need to make to the rainwater to get the right profile!
by paul_ulyett
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4908

First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??

[MODNOTE: This post was moved top this forum for reasons expressed in post #9 below.] Hi guys, I'm planning to do my first AG and first BIAB brew at the weekend and am wondering whether I need to do any water additions (salt/acids etc.)? I brew with rainwater from our tank at home in Perth, WA and ...
by paul_ulyett
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 861335

Thanks for the welcome J, I'm reading on as we speak - just saw the old post re: the comp. at Perth Royal Show and what sounds like a good bit of sampling afterwards, will keep my eye out for that one next year, who knows - I may even have something I'd not be ashamed to enter by then (just for the ...
by paul_ulyett
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 861335

Hi all, I'm new to brewing and am as-yet an untested BIABer - I've made a couple of straight from the can extract brews, got a couple of extract + hop-addition brews on the go and then I am planning to have a pop at an all-grain, full-boil BIAB with a high-integrity recipe I'll be searching for on t...

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