Mash pH Adjustment Tools in BeerSmith 3 Software – A Video Tutorial

by Brad Smith on July 18, 2018 · 3 comments

A video tutorial explaining the new mash pH tools in BeerSmith 3. BeerSmith 3 now has mash pH estimation and adjustment built into the recipe builder. You can calculate unadjusted mash pH as well as estimate and add mash pH acid adjustments to your ingredients list so you get a proper adjusted pH. The video also explains how to use the acid calculator to either adjust your mash pH or make a final adjustment after taking a pH reading using lactic acid, phosphoric acid or acid malt.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Winai Namsurin April 21, 2021 at 1:49 am

Dear Sir,

I have mobile app version 3, is it available for this function ? are the same as PC version ?

Alun November 13, 2023 at 3:50 pm

The estimated ph seems consistently off. I measured my mash ph at 5.2, but the estimate was at 5.65. Brewer’s friend seems to be a little more accurate. Is there anything in setup I’m missing?

Brad Smith November 13, 2023 at 4:05 pm

The unadjusted pH estimates should be very close across all the models as they all are loosely based on the work of Kai Troester. However the various models do vary in how they handle acid additions, with the BNW model providing a lower bound for acid needed and the MPH model by D Mark Riffe being the high end of what is needed. BeerSmith supports both of those acid models in the latest version.

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