From the HBD Archive
From: polstra!larryba@uunet.UU.NET (Larry Barello)
Subject: Re: Sparge Water pH
Date: 1992-07-14 15:02:10 GMT

John Freegorg writes in #922

> How many all-grain people adjust their sparge water pH? I've been reading
>about putting lactic acid in the sparge water to achieve the proper pH which
>helps improve extraction numbers.
> Should I worry about this? Do other people? Have you noticed a dramatic
>difference once you started doing this?

I treat my entire supply water with gypsum (about 1gm/gal). That seems
to acidify the mash and the sparge quite well. I get excellent extract
yields, but I wouldn't draw the conclusion that my yields are a result
of my sparge water acidification.

- Larry Barello

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