Water profile with lactic acid

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  1. deeJay

    deeJay New Member

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    Hi all,
    I have a question about the water calculators. I recently used the basic water calc to get my profile to light and hoppy for my Pale ale. this I found easy and added the necesary salts.

    Next brew I used the advanced water calculator as my pH has always been around 5.7 and have tried using additives to lower it with no luck so thought I would try Lactic acid.
    I added the required salts in the calculator to get my profile to light and hoppy, same as the basic calculator but once I put in the calculated lactic acid the all the elements were thrown way off the mark for light and hoppy.

    My question is do I adjust the water again to suit my wanted profile after adding the lactic acid to the calculator or leave ?
    Cheers.
     
  2. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    try phosphoric, it won't change anything except lower the ph and alkalinity and alkalinity below 0 is just fine
     
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    What do you mean the "elements were thrown way off the mark"? It shouldn't change the amount of calcium, chloride or sulfate in the water. Can you post a couple of screen shots?
     
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    #4 BOB357, Sep 6, 2018
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    Can't understand that. pH adjustment is always done after figuring other additions. Are you sure you didn't lead off with the acid and follow with salts?
     
  5. deeJay

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    Hi Yooper, ignore my post, I have since sorted this out. Must have pushed the wrong button somewhere, cheers.
     

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