Entries by Brewmasters

Short Pour – Water Chemistry Part 2 of 2: CaCO3 & pH

In Part 1 of this topic I mentioned how minerals like Calcium and Magnesium contribute to healthy fermentation, clarity and flavor stability.  Here, in Part II, we’ll identify the ideal concentrations of each, address brewing salt additions and explore the effects of pH and alkalinity on your mash conversion.  Finally, I’ll explain how to use different ratios of chloride to sulfate to accentuate certain ingredients in your recipe.