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Re: Water additions
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2015, 02:08:41 PM »

 The end message: Acidify your sparging water!


Should be an addition to this: Unless you're using RO or DI water!

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Re: Water additions
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 04:28:22 PM »

 The end message: Acidify your sparging water!


Should be an addition to this: Unless you're using RO or DI water!

Why is that?  I do use 100% RO water...
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Re: Water additions
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 05:21:59 PM »
Because it's the alkalinity you want to neutralize when acidifying the sparge water. RO or DI water doesn't have any or enough alkalinity to have to acidify it.

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Re: Water additions
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2015, 05:43:10 AM »
I think I am finally using Brewer's Friend correctly. Today I brewed two batches. An APA and an ESB ish. I set aside samples of each all the way through and all of them were accurate pH wise. Woop woop. I probably will only do pH testing all the way through on new recipes from now on.

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Re: Water additions
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2015, 12:39:00 PM »
In Brewersfriend you can specify whether you're adding salts to the mash only. If you don't click that option, it assumes you're treating the whole liquor volume, in which case you should split your salts/acid proportionally between mash & sparge water or predicted pH won't be right.

I much prefer Brewersfriend to Bru'n'water and it seems just as accurate.