Water For Brewing

When used in brewing, water isn’t about the romance of mountain springs or glacier-fed northern lakes. It’s all about chemistry, which lots of people consider to be a dry topic (if you’ll pardon the pun). However, as chemistry goes, this is pretty basic. Water is often defined as the universal solvent. This due to its component atoms, two hydrogen and …

Water Minerals In Detail

The list below contains most minerals which water can contain and information on each one. Some of these have important effects on the mash, while others are completely neutral. Calcium Ca ++ 25-90 Yes Effect on Mash and Beer: Acidifies the mash. Releases phosphates. Boosts enzyme action. Develops runoff. Increases the rate of proteolysis. Increases the stability of the finished …