Water profile suggestions for hoppy imperial stout

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  1. Brewer #195813

    Brewer #195813 New Member

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    Hi on this lovely summer day (I hope). As the title suggests I'm brewing a hoppy, high ABV stout, and I'm looking for suggestions as to which salts to throw into the mash. I want the hops to stand out but being an impy stout the pH will need to be addressed. I'm using cheap bottled water:

    Ashbeck Tesco water:
    CALCIUM: 10 mg/l
    MAGNESIUM: 2 mg/l
    SODIUM: 9 mg/l
    CHLORIDE: 12 mg/l
    SULFATE: 10 mg/l

    Thanks
     
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    I'd go ballanced but probably favour chloride just a little. Click on ballanced profile 1 in water chem section. Just what I'd do but havnt brewed no hoppy stouts.

    In the dark style I'm looking for dark and malty but it may be different for getting hops to shine good luck.
     
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    That water is low enough in mineral content to treat as if were RO. I'd go with dark/balanced and a pH of about 5.4.
     
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