Is there anywhere in the water profile where the pre-mash liquor pH is listed.

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  1. nununene

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    I would like to measure the strike/sparge water pH before I brew and see how it compares to the calculated pH in Brewer's Friend. I see pH of mash with DI water and pH of mash but the pH of just the water isn't in the profile.
     
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    Keep in mind the water pH doesn't matter much. The alkalinity is far more important. So much so that I never worry about the brewing liquor pH, only the mash pH matters.
     
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    In the water chemistry calculator there's a section for "mash water before dough in". Open that section up, then click "even more details" and it'll show pH as one of the properties.

    Is that what you're looking for?
     
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    Nosy is correct, the beginning pH of your liqor is not really a factor. I believe Palmers book addresses this, and explains it in a way that makes sense.
     

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