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Title: Using ionized water
Post by: hobbsta on September 07, 2010, 10:10:34 PM
I am considering using ionized water for brewing.  I can get it at a neutral pH (7.0), and have it withthe chlorine and chemicals filtered out.  What I'd like to know is how this ionized water would affect my all grain mash and resulting beer?
Title: Re: Using ionized water
Post by: kramerog on September 07, 2010, 10:35:39 PM
I assume you mean DEionized water.  You'll need to add minerals to match the desired beer style and for yeast health. 
Title: Re: Using ionized water
Post by: chlaire on December 01, 2010, 08:52:22 AM

Based on the little experiment we had in college, the usage of ionized water when brewing coffee or tea can bring out extra flavor and can also reduce bitterness. People, who use this, also say that they use less coffee because the water can add more taste of the coffee bean which adds more taste to the coffee itself. However, you can search online about using deionized water for this experimentation.