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Lactic Acid 5 oz.

$4.49

SKU# 9034

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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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Works exactly as expected
Worked as expected to lower my mash pH down to a target of 5.47. Great results and packaged well.
November 15, 2017
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8 months ago
Works Great
I started using Lactic Acid after I tested my water. I use a water adjustment recommendation spreadsheet to hit the desired ph levels. Takes away the bitterness you can get with high alkalinity water. Great stuff
DP
February 11, 2017
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
Does it come with a ml dropper?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, but your local pharmacy should be able to give you a syringe with the appropriate measurements that you'll need. I'm sure you can find a syringe on Amazon as well.

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