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hopfenundmalz:
Noonan stated that higher sulfate levels balance hop soapy flavors.

"Hoppy beers sometimes have an unpleasant soapy flavor. Calcium sulfate eliminates soapy flavors and accentuates a clean, piquant hop bitterness."

http://www.byo.com/stories/article/indices/56-water/313-brewing-water-tips-from-the-pros

beersk:
I have a Rogue Yellow Snow last night and it definitely has a soapy flavor. So I'd say it's coming from the hops and sulfate level of the water. That style of IPA is not how I roll.

majorvices:

--- Quote from: hopfenundmalz on January 10, 2013, 09:46:22 AM ---Noonan stated that higher sulfate levels balance hop soapy flavors.

"Hoppy beers sometimes have an unpleasant soapy flavor. Calcium sulfate eliminates soapy flavors and accentuates a clean, piquant hop bitterness."

http://www.byo.com/stories/article/indices/56-water/313-brewing-water-tips-from-the-pros

--- End quote ---

I'm betting you hit the nail. I have not had my water tested in a long, long time and the local water is sourced differently.

hopfenundmalz:

--- Quote from: majorvices on January 10, 2013, 11:02:25 AM ---
--- Quote from: hopfenundmalz on January 10, 2013, 09:46:22 AM ---Noonan stated that higher sulfate levels balance hop soapy flavors.

"Hoppy beers sometimes have an unpleasant soapy flavor. Calcium sulfate eliminates soapy flavors and accentuates a clean, piquant hop bitterness."

http://www.byo.com/stories/article/indices/56-water/313-brewing-water-tips-from-the-pros

--- End quote ---

I'm betting you hit the nail. I have not had my water tested in a long, long time and the local water is sourced differently.

--- End quote ---

You could add some gypsum to water to dissolve well, then do a little experiment adding sulfated water to a pint.

majorvices:

--- Quote from: hopfenundmalz on January 10, 2013, 11:06:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: majorvices on January 10, 2013, 11:02:25 AM ---
--- Quote from: hopfenundmalz on January 10, 2013, 09:46:22 AM ---Noonan stated that higher sulfate levels balance hop soapy flavors.

"Hoppy beers sometimes have an unpleasant soapy flavor. Calcium sulfate eliminates soapy flavors and accentuates a clean, piquant hop bitterness."

http://www.byo.com/stories/article/indices/56-water/313-brewing-water-tips-from-the-pros

--- End quote ---

I'm betting you hit the nail. I have not had my water tested in a long, long time and the local water is sourced differently.

--- End quote ---

You could add some gypsum to water to dissolve well, then do a little experiment adding sulfated water to a pint.

--- End quote ---

I was wondering if I could just add the gypsum directly to the pint, but I'll try the dissolving idea. Thanks!

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