Why Good Tasting Water Can’t Guarantee You Great Beer

  • Speaker: Martin Brungard
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2015
  • San Diego, CA

How water tastes is no indicator of its suitability for brewing. A water used to produce great beer in one range of styles may make poor examples of other styles. There is no water source that can create great examples of all beer styles without treatment. A variety of simple adjustments can expand the versatility of a water source and expand the range of beers that can be brewed with it. In addition, there are a variety of “tasteless” conditions for water that have profound effect on beer quality. Problems that are common to even good tasting water will be presented to help dispel the myth, “if the water tastes good, brew with it.”

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