BeerSmith™ Home Brewing Forum

Brewing Topics => Brew In A Bag (BIAB) => Topic started by: BeerPal on April 20, 2020, 01:18:37 PM

Title: RO Water For BIAB
Post by: BeerPal on April 20, 2020, 01:18:37 PM
Brewing a West Coast Style IPA in a BIAB session. Gonna use reverse osmosis water for the first time ever. I selected "Distilled Water" in the Water Profile tab and "Hoppy Pale Ale" as the Target Profile. Two questions:

1.- Is there a more appropriate target profile I should use? I didn't see anything closer.

2.- Is adjusting my RO water as simple as dumping in the recommended salts at the beginning of the session?
Title: Re: RO Water For BIAB
Post by: Oginme on April 20, 2020, 01:32:34 PM
The hoppy pale ale is an excellent choice for an IPA.  I like adding the salts in when I am measuring in the water.  The disturbing of the water when I am pouring it in helps in dissolving the salts.  My preference is to have the salts dissolved, though I know some people who add it into the mash with the grains.  It all works.
Title: Re: RO Water For BIAB
Post by: BeerPal on April 20, 2020, 01:36:16 PM
Awesome, thanks! So I simply take the particular salts in the amounts that BeerSmith recommends and toss them in?
Title: Re: RO Water For BIAB
Post by: Oginme on April 20, 2020, 01:57:57 PM
Well, they don't do too much good just sitting on the counter  ;D.

Yes, just add them to the water.

Title: Re: RO Water For BIAB
Post by: BeerPal on April 20, 2020, 02:00:37 PM
Thanks!