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Offline ckilner

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Mash pH
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:49:04 PM »
Using RO water and Beersmith 3, I have a simple recipe with a single mash of Maris Otter. I have matched my water profile to Dry Pale Ale and the salts are calculated by BS3. The unadjusted pH comes out at 5.00 but I would like 5.30.
BS3 doesn't appear to calculate the additions to adjust the pH so to get the pH up I have to adjust the amount of baking soda manually. Is this the correct way to do this or should BS3 calculate this for me?

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Re: Mash pH
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 01:35:33 PM »
For raising the pH, you have to do it manually with baking soda.
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Re: Mash pH
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 01:39:19 PM »
OK, thanks.

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Re: Mash pH
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 09:34:23 PM »
I also like potassium bicarbonate - add a tsp or two at a time until you reach your pH target.

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