Author Topic: Acid Malt in Grain Bill - Does Beersmith take it into account for pH  (Read 2412 times)

Offline Javaslinger

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I was playing around with lowering my pH in a recipe using acid malt.  Without acid malt Beersmith was calculating about 5.69 mash pH.  So I added 3% acid malt to the grain bill to see if it would lower that.  It didn't ...  So I made it 10%..  Still no change.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Acid Malt in Grain Bill - Does Beersmith take it into account for pH
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 10:10:32 AM »
Water profile?

I have very soft well water and it only takes about 1% acidulated malt to bring my mash pH from about 5.6 down to 5.2. 

If you are looking at the estimated value in BeerSmith, then the program does not yet account for the presence of acidulated malt in the grain bill when doing its calculations. 
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Re: Acid Malt in Grain Bill - Does Beersmith take it into account for pH
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 12:00:23 PM »
That's what I figured...  I hope they add that in the next version.  Easy enough I would imagine.

For now it can done on the mash page I suppose.