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5.2 Mash pH Stabilizer - 1 lb.

5.2 Mash pH Stabilizer - 1 lb.

Product Review (submitted on April 15, 2011):
I recently switched to AG and was obsessing about PH. My first beer I screwed up by adding 5.2 according to total water, rather than batch size. Though I got 91% efficiency, the beer was undrinkable, like mineral mud, and was dumped. The second beer, I used half the amount according to batch size (1/2 Tbls per 5 gal). This beer tasted like Perrier with a bit of beer mixed in and was at 88% efficiency. I kept it on the off hope that it will mellow over time, but it is not good now.

After the 5.2 debacle, I decided tannins would be better and ignored the PH. This beer was decent, drinkable, but stalled out sweet (it was bigger, 1.085 -> 1.035) and I got 88% again. I just got a water report and my water is probably mineral deficient. I am going to adjust it manually and forget the 5.2 forever.

FYI
Na 22
K 3
Ca 29
Mg 5
Cl 23
So4-S 7
Total Alk 86