Good water profile for red x IPA

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  1. fluidjuice

    fluidjuice New Member

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    Hi all I am in the process of building a recipe for a stone pataskala red IPA clone using best maltz red x malt. I am wondering wether I should use the balanced profile or stick with my tried and tested light hoppy profile, my dilemma is a. It's a red malt and my ph is coming in quite low 5.1 with the light hoppy profile but in order to get the ph balance on par means using the balanced profile but I am needing to add more baking soda and chalk than I really want to to get my ph at 5.3. Look forward to hearing your thoughts cheers.
     
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    My opinion? 5.1 or 5.3 is not really a large enough difference to worry about. I wouldn't adjust for that small of a difference and I'd never use chalk. You get insoluble calcium salts from it that produce gushers later on. Use bicarbonate instead to add alkalinity.
     

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