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Re: dissolving chalk in brewing water
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2011, 10:00:58 AM »
So maybe I should only add Ca flavor ions with gypsum and CaCl, which won't increase alkalinity. Water chemistry is so much tougher for non-scientific minds like mine!! :-\
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Re: dissolving chalk in brewing water
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2011, 10:40:44 AM »
So maybe I should only add Ca flavor ions with gypsum and CaCl, which won't increase alkalinity. Water chemistry is so much tougher for non-scientific minds like mine!! :-\

+1.  I think I am at middle school chemistry level now.  Hopefully in a few more months I might be able to hold my own with the high school students.  However, I do like learning this stuff and since it will make my beer better I have incentive to work at it.
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