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Description

The purpose of this application is to help the brewer calculate salt and acid additions to create different brewing waters suitable for particular beer styles. The mineral salts in the water are the seasoning for the beer, and their chemistry sets the stage for the pH of the mash, wort, and beer.

The water chemistry affects the beer flavor in two main ways: seasoning and pH. The water mineral profile affects the flavor balance of the beer (hoppy, balanced, or malty) and also the pH of the beer, and the pH affects how the beer's flavors are expressed to the palate. Lower pH makes the beer flavors brighter, and more attenuated. Higher pH makes the beer flavors softer and rounder.

Suggested mineral profiles are provided for most of the common beer styles. The profiles consist of ranges for calcium, magnesium, total alkalinity as calcium carbonate, sulfate, chloride, sodium, and residual alkalinity. The suggested profiles should combine with the typical grain bill for the style to create a mash pH within the desired range (5.2-5.8 @ 20°C) for good proteolysis and starch conversion. Adjusting the mash pH within that range is a brewer's best tool for controlling the wort pH, and eventual beer pH, for the best beer flavor for that recipe. It all starts with the minerals and residual alkalinity of the water.

Source water profiles can be saved for future use.

Acid additions to reduce alkalinity and pH are also calculated.
Steps 1-7 assume the entire volume of mash and sparge water is being treated together. Step 8 is for separate sparge water acidification if that water is being treated separately, without salt additions.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Bug Fixes & Design Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Gregt44 ,

Easy to Use

This app is pretty straight forward.

Information

Seller
Palmer Brewing Solutions Inc.
Size
26.7 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2014 Palmer Brewing Solutions, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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