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The Sulfate to Chloride Ratio and Beer Bitterness

by Brad Smith on February 11, 2016 · 3 comments

This week I look at the Sulfate to Chloride ratio and how it can have a significant impact on the perceived bitterness of your beer. In fact, it is probably second only to mash pH when we discuss the flavor impacts of water as a beer ingredient. The Sulfate to Chloride Ratio Chloride ions tend […]

Balancing your Beer with the Bitterness Ratio

by Brad Smith on September 26, 2009 · 22 comments

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The balance between bitter hops and sweet malts has always been important in crafting world class beer. This week we take a look at the bitterness ratio and how you can use it to improve the balance of homebrewed beer recipes.