From the HBD Archive
From: Michael J. Gerard <mjgerard@eng.auburn.edu>
Subject: RE: Low mash pH
Date: 1992-04-23 18:48:25 GMT

It sounds like you might want to think about using bottled water. I'm at Auburn, AL and the water here stinks (literally). We have some kind of problem (or did) with a cow pasture that was near the water supply. So basically there's ---- in the water.

I've tried three solutions...

1) buy bottled drinking or spring water (pH after boiling is around 5.5)

2) use a filtering system (pH after boiling is around 5.2)

3) boil longer. A long boil with the top off should help raise pH.

If you want to keep your costs down you might be able to use some distilled water (with a high pH) and add it to your tap water. You might get by using two gallons which would only cost you about $1.20.

Hope that helps,


Mike

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