Water Adjustment

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    Need some help with adjusting water for a Blue Moon Clone. Even with distilled water I can't get the mash PH below 6.5. I'm using the recipe from Adventures in Homebrewing. I have been using the water calculator but just can't get it down. Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
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    You'll need some phosphoric or lactic acid to adjust the mash pH down. Still, with distilled water you shouldn't be above 6.5. It's a very light grainbill, but with distilled water I'd expect it to be more like 5.8 or so. Can you give us the link to the recipe and a screenshot of your water calculations so we can see where the problem is?
     
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    Yooper, thanks so much for your help. Since I have never ever had this problem, I added 1/2oz of latic acid and it brought it down to 5.35. Also I have been working on this for some time and I my PH should have read 5.6 not 6.5. I never gave the acid a thought and when I put it in the calculator it brought it right down. Thank you so much
     
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    I personally wouldn't stress at 5.6 PH. 6.5 would definitely have my attention though.
     
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    Thanks Hawkbox. Just never happened before. My OCD kicked in :)
     
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