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All Grain Brewing / Stabilzer and Mineral Additions
« on: January 07, 2010, 07:18:06 PM »
Hey guys-

We're having a little discussion in my club regarding the use of 5.2 Stabilizer, in particular when using RO water.  One position is that adding minerals AND 5.2 is at best unnecessary, but may even hinder the effectiveness of the buffers in 5.2.  Also, this individual maintains that there are enough nutrients in malted barley (coupled with 5.2) to "fuel" the mash enzymatic processes, the various boil processes, and the yeast nutrients needed in the ferment...such that no additional minerals need to be added during any of the 3 phases.

Others think that there may be a need for additional minerals particularly when brewing hoppy beers. 

I've never seen this issue addressed specifically, so I'd like to know what you guys think.  Appreciate the help.

Chris

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