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Old 02-12-2016, 02:36 PM   #31
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nice guide steve, good water = good beer
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Am i right in thinking a Wheat Beer would be considered pale? Or similar water profile to lager? If that is correct i think i should be adding 0.2g of gypsum per litre and skipping the alkilinity step? Thanks
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Am i right in thinking a Wheat Beer would be considered pale? Or similar water profile to lager? If that is correct i think i should be adding 0.2g of gypsum per litre and skipping the alkilinity step? Thanks
Yeah it's pale, however unless you are doing a hoppy American wheat or hopfenweisse then I would accentuate the malt by using calcium chloride rather than gypsum
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Excellent thanks. Copied that down into my notes. Great thread.
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My Punk IPA clone seems very hoppy. Glad i have started adjusting my water. Also done a Jaipur IPA clone which seems very promisng.
Was up late last night and used baking powder instead of Bicorbonate of Soda and the water curdled. Realised afterwards was not a good idea just in case anyone else tries it.
Anyone sitting on the fence about water adjustments should just have a go. Read the thread again and get stuck in. Cheers again Steve.
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My Punk IPA clone seems very hoppy. Glad i have started adjusting my water. Also done a Jaipur IPA clone which seems very promisng.
Was up late last night and used baking powder instead of Bicorbonate of Soda and the water curdled. Realised afterwards was not a good idea just in case anyone else tries it.
Anyone sitting on the fence about water adjustments should just have a go. Read the thread again and get stuck in. Cheers again Steve.

Did you use the water with baking powder in it for your brew?
I think baking powder is a combination of baking soda and cream of tartar, I'm not sure exactly what effect it'll have. The reaction will leave some sort of salt but not sure in what quantity or if it'll be noticeable.
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No luckily i realised and ditched it.
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Thanks Steve. I've never got into water stuff but after reading this, I'm heading over to the aquarium shop to see what they have. I got a brew going on today and thought about giving it a try.
I really like the examples. I'm the kind of guy who needs to see it in use to understand it. Great job Steve.
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Most informative guide I have read, many thanks.
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