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Water Chemistry Calculator Updated

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The water chemistry calculator at this site now allows NaCl (non iodized salt) as an additional brewing salt! Use canning salt, kosher salt, pickling salt, or pure salt – just make sure it is not iodized. Avoid regular table salt because it is iodized! Yeast will not handle iodine well so avoid ‘table salt’ or ‘iodized salt’.

The calculator automatically converts grams to teaspoons. For reference we created the following guideline:

  • A teaspoon is best measured with a baking set of measuring spoons:

  • A teaspoon looks like this in a normal spoon:

  • In more humid climates, the salts will absorb water from the air, so pad 10% or so.

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