« on: November 29, 2015, 05:12:23 AM »
I have a question related to the original post.
Assume, using your favorite water adjustment software, the pH is predicted to be 5.5 but the actual pH is 5.3.
Since the sample is pulled 15 min or so after mash in, the sample takes a few more minutes to cool to room temp, and then a couple more minutes for the actual measurement of the pH.
So, at this point, 20 or so minutes have passed.
Don't know how quickly the mash will respond to a addition of baking soda to raise the pH by .2 but let's assume that it took 5-10 minutes to get the baking soda measured, added to the mash and for the mash pH to increase. So now, we are around 30 minutes into a 60 min mash.
My question is will raising the pH at this point in the mash make any difference?