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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 2 Questions => Topic started by: Falkens on November 08, 2016, 08:23:32 AM

Title: Water profile Tool
Post by: Falkens on November 08, 2016, 08:23:32 AM
I'm a little curious, and have begun to take a closer look, I'm a little curious about how to interpret it?

Look at this pic (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2007853/beersmith.png)

Then what is adjusted in the yellow field affects what comes out in the red, which in turn then will influence the beer. Since in many cases talking about PPM, I am curious about how to adjust their water and how PPM steps looks.

High PPM = .... (What should I put in the water)
Low PPM = .... (What should I put in the water)

Then there are 3 different PPM field in BeerSmith, what do they say? Or what do they mean in context and how to relate to these values.

Then it would be nice if someone would explain what each added does.
Hope someone would take the time to inform how it is and I do not want to be rude but lot of unnecessary comments, I wish avoid, I look at this info will benefit all and not just me
Title: Re: Water profile Tool
Post by: Oginme on November 08, 2016, 08:44:08 AM
You can start with this:  http://beersmith.com/blog/2016/08/10/using-the-new-brewing-water-and-mash-ph-tools-in-beersmith-2-3/ to get a basic run down of how to use the water tool in BeerSmith.

When you want to get into more depth, try this site:  https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/water-knowledge which will go more in depth about the specifics of each of the minerals and water attributes the water tool calculates.

Lastly, there is a whole book written my John Palmer and Colin Kominsky called "Water" which covers in great depth everything about water in the brewing process.  More about it can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Water-Comprehensive-Brewers-Brewing-Elements/dp/0937381993/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478619778&sr=8-1&keywords=water+by+john+palmer