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Offline Jivinwilly70

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water ph
« on: April 19, 2022, 01:13:42 PM »
Greetings:
I use BeerSmith v2 and the mash tab default for water ph is set at 7.00.  Is it possible, or necessary, to change the default as my actual water ph I've tested is 4.8?  Will it make a difference ?  Also, in that regard, how or can I change any of default settings that are light blue in any of the tabs?
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Offline BOB357

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Re: water ph
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 03:22:20 PM »
Probably the best thing to do would be to create a profile for your source water. Water pH has very little effect on mash pH, so is pretty much meaningless on its own.
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Re: water ph
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 03:59:29 PM »
As Bob357 stated, the pH of your water has very little effect on the mash pH.  The mineral composition of the water DOES have an effect and that is where Bob's recommendation of building your own profile is important.  If you have not had your water tested or received a water analysis of your brewing water, it is well worth getting one done!
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Offline Jivinwilly70

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Re: water ph
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2022, 09:29:12 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I won't worry about the ph then, and take your advice as to my water profile.