Help with Water

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  1. Texas Ale Works

    Texas Ale Works Active Member

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    Here is my water report.
    And here is the Beer - http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... /193451/-1

    How should I target this to get the malt to come forward,
    And to get the mash PH in range?

    I would like to only work with the Mash water if possible.

    Thanks


    pH 8.1
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 374
    Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.62
    Cations / Anions, me/L 6.6 / 6.8
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    Sodium, Na 46
    Potassium, K 2
    Calcium, Ca 66
    Magnesium, Mg 15
    Total Hardness, CaCO3 228
    Nitrate, NO3-N 1.9 (SAFE)
    Sulfate, SO4-S 45
    Chloride, Cl 24
    Carbonate, CO3 6
    Bicarbonate, HCO3 179
    Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 157
    Total Phosphorus, P 0.24
     
  2. newmanwell

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    With the dark crystal and roasted malt your mash pH should get in the 5.2-5.6 range. Adding a few grams of calcium chloride with help lower a pH a bit more and will enhance the malt. I don't usually add acid to the mash when brewing darker beers.
     

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