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    What's confusing you mate? Red numbers are off. Green ones are good. And your pH is a smidge high. I would bump the calcium to about 50 ppm and call it a day. It would drop your pH into a nice place too. I think EZwater's sulfate range is high. My profile always ends up low on sulfate per EZwater though admittedly I get excellent results with very malty styles and okay results when I try heavily hopped so maybe there is something yet for me to figure out.
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    Is your recipe really 2.75 pounds of crystal malt in a 12.25 pound grain bill (over 22%)? I'd definitely look at that.

    The easy way to reduce your mash pH is by adding some phosphoric acid or acidulated malt. The "best" way in my opinion is to dilute your water with about 25% distilled or RO water. That would drop your alkalinity and allow you greater leeway in hitting your mash pH.

    I think EZ water estimates mash pH high, but I'd still shoot for 5.4-5.5 in most recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewingchick View Post
    Is your recipe really 2.75 pounds of crystal malt in a 12.25 pound grain bill (over 22%)? I'd definitely look at that.

    The easy way to reduce your mash pH is by adding some phosphoric acid or acidulated malt. The "best" way in my opinion is to dilute your water with about 25% distilled or RO water. That would drop your alkalinity and allow you greater leeway in hitting your mash pH.

    I think EZ water estimates mash pH high, but I'd still shoot for 5.4-5.5 in most recipes.
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    Just ordered my water test. Should be done just in time for my scheduled brew session right around Christmas
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    I need some advice for German pils water from RO. I guess I should be adding gypsom with the cacl? I tried messing with the brewers friend calculator. I'm not really getting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezy View Post
    I need some advice for German pils water from RO. I guess I should be adding gypsom with the cacl? I tried messing with the brewers friend calculator. I'm not really getting it.
    3 grams of gypsum and cacl each for a 5 gallon batch that uses 9.5 pounds of pils malt only. I only treat the strike water, not the sparges.

    This is my most commonly brewed beer, my finest tuned and the one I am most satisfied with.
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    Just to be clear - Brewing something "Special" does not equal anything REMOTELY CLOSE TO BREWING ZIMA!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lamppa View Post
    It had a 'turbo' button. Like why the fuck would you ever run it NOT on 'turbo'?

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    They charged me 2 bucks for 10 gallons at Walmart lol. I start a thing here short so you can review my recipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezy View Post
    They charged me 2 bucks for 10 gallons at Walmart lol. I start a thing here short so you can review my recipe.
    I pay $1.25 to fill 5 gallon bottles for all household needs and brewing. My tap water is too shitty to for anything but cleaning.
    Drinking: Raspberry strong ale, APA, Saisson
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    It had a 'turbo' button. Like why the fuck would you ever run it NOT on 'turbo'?

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