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Offline BeerPal

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RO Water For BIAB
« 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?
"Make beer not war"

Currently fermenting: Nothing
Conditioning: Firestone Walker Pale 31 clone
On draught: Nothing

Offline Oginme

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Re: RO Water For BIAB
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: RO Water For BIAB
« Reply #2 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?
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Currently fermenting: Nothing
Conditioning: Firestone Walker Pale 31 clone
On draught: Nothing

Offline Oginme

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Re: RO Water For BIAB
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: RO Water For BIAB
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 02:00:37 PM »
Thanks!
"Make beer not war"

Currently fermenting: Nothing
Conditioning: Firestone Walker Pale 31 clone
On draught: Nothing

 

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