basic water conditioning for ro brew water

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    are the any basic water addition for ro water I manly do ipa and pale ales and a wheat beer every so often.
    what would be a good starting point as for how much bakeing sode chalk and what ever else might be needed
     
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    1/2 tsp equal 2 grams.

    IPA/pale ale add 4 grams of calcium sulfate and 2 grams of calcium chloride.

    Wheat beer 3 grams of calcium chloride 3 grams of calcium sulfate.

    Both will give about 70ppm of calcium.

    Baking soda adds sodium, use that in low doses and only to raise pH.
     
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    Is batch size being assumed here?
     
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    5 gallons (21-22 liter). Sorry, I should have specified the volume.
     
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    Brulosophys podcast #20 i think it is "brewn and A" they answer a lot of water chemistry questions...
     
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    sorry 5 gallon batch size
     
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    Dechlorinate. Almost everything else is optional.
     
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    it really depends on your starting water, if you have good tasting drinking water all the above is true but your shooting blind without a true water profile
     
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    He said ro water, OMB. ;)
     
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    gotcha, couldn't tell ya, don't use it my self, google it and you find all kinds of answers
     

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