Target water profiles

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  1. TiltBlack

    TiltBlack New Member

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    I want to do a Belgian Dark Strong ale (Westvletern), when I look at the ''target water profiles" in the" brewing water calculator" I can't figure out which one to use. There is nothing to guide me as to what kind of beer styles all of those are good for. There has got to be a better way of showing what beer styles are good for what profiles, nothing there makes since to me.
    Any way the bottom line of this it to find out what Target water profile to use for a Belgian Dark Strong, please help me.
     
  2. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak from experience as this isn't a style I like, or brew, but I would think the balanced profile would be a good place to start.
     
  3. Mark Farrall

    Mark Farrall Well-Known Member

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    I'm using Balanced Profile II. The description implies we should be using another profile, but with the bigger beers I find the salts struggle to be heard over the malts. So as long as I've got calcium for the mash, a pH that's appropriate and none of the salts throwing a warning in the summary at the hbottom I'm happy.
     

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