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4 years 8 months ago #3123 by Finnroo
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Have to redo my experiment as my ph meter crapped out, didnt rince after first mash test and or submerged it too deep and flooded the the electronics. Readings were all over the show and finally only read 1. Managed to get it up and running the next day by leaving it in the buffer solution for arounfd 4 hours then rincing it it warm water. Bloody hell thought id stuffed it.
The previous brew turned out well but i think i can taste that I added extra calcium choride. Just a tad.
Now I know what that and the gypsum taste like and do to the mash. cheers

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4 years 8 months ago #3124 by Gash
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Yeah you really got to look after the pH meter, and if it hasnt been used for a while probably soak it a few hours and store wet if it has the little cover thing, should tell you all that in instructions. Cheers Mate
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1 year 10 months ago #5175 by Carrobrew
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Reviving this old thread.

I am about to brew an ESB and the recipe calls for the Burton on Trent water profile but the sulfate amounts seem crazy to me.

Ca2+ 270 | Mg2+ | Na+ 27 | Cl- 85 | SO4 2- 705 | HCO3- 32 |

Also putting this into brewfather it actually brings my PH down to 5.13 based on using my local water and adjusting.

Has anyone used the Burton profile for an ESB? Should I crack on with in and adjust my PH somehow?

Is there a better profile for an ESB?

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1 year 10 months ago #5176 by Finnroo
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Really great question. And there's nothing wrong with ph 5.1. As far as the flavour profile goes the perceived bitterness ,i would guess would be well forward. If it was me id probably back the SO4 off a tad until you get a ph of 5.2 .So that would keep you in the comfort zone and then when your drinking it you can decide if you want to go all the way with your next ESB
I ve read a lot of pros and cons of the Burton water profile and it can be confusing. Often in brewing its a bit of trial and error . Id be keen to hear how you get on and what you decide.

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