Lactic Acid 5 oz.

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88% solution. Lowers pH of sparge water.

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88% solution. Lowers pH of sparge water.

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Good stuff, consistent effects.
But don't go overboard. If you're using this to whip up a sour beer, it goes well at secondary fermentation or bottling.Keep in mind 2oz per 5gal batch is plenty to get a strong sour. More than that, and you're pushing it!
March 13, 2012
Tart
Great for lowering the mash pH for those really light beers. I prefer phosphoric acid unless your going for a sour beer.
December 15, 2013
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Could I use this to brew a Berliner weisse instead of adding lactobacillus to primary and having to wait 3-6 months to sour?
D U on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend adding lactic acid to a Berliner Weisse. Lab made acids are not a substitute for natural lactobacillus and the resulting beer would taste artificial and lack the complexity of a great berliner weisse.
Any stats on how much of this lowers Mash pH? Or how much CA (ppm) it adds per gallon?
E D on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The effectiveness of lowering pH will vary depending upon the mineral content of the water in which it's being used as well as the grains being used in the mash.

Check out https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/ for some great information on residual alkalinity for homebrewers.
Is this food grade? - able to use in brewing for taste ?
R N on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a food grade additive. In brewing we use it for adjusting pH - it would probably take a lot more than 5 oz to be able to influence taste significantly.

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