First off I am new to home brewing so this may be a silly question, but Im confused to the reported numbers I am getting on the Mash PH in the recipe builder. Im extract brewing a recipe kit, 5 gallon batch, 3 gallon boil, 7 lbs extract, 1 lb steeping. I researched that Distilled and RO are fine for brewing extracts due to the correct water chemistry is already contained within the extracts, so using neutral water is fine. I have added steeping grains to my recipe and the recipe builder adds a Mash PH below where it should be. I have a distilled water profile of 7 PH. All other elements are set to 0. The Mash PH stays low when I remove the steeping grains and never goes away. If I build a recipe with no steeping grains I don't see a Mash PH show up at all. Its seems once you add steeping grains you get a low PH permanently. I realize steeping the grains will change the PH slightly depending on the grain. Do I need to bring the PH level up? Does it matter? Can I get rid of the reported number, N/A? Is the PH part of the BJCP and will it make my beer invalid to the style? I see N/A on other peoples recipes but can't do it in mine. I have a few other questions but I want to start with these.