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Trace Mineral Drops used in water

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by ryschwei88, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. ryschwei88

    ryschwei88 Feb 28, 2012

  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  3. ryschwei88

    ryschwei88 Feb 28, 2012

    well whenever i use the drops in my drinking water it usually adds a better mouthfeel and literally tastes better. Was wondering if anyone was already using this.

    I was also reading Stone breweries book and read this - "Water’s properties in the brewing process are influenced by the amount of minerals the water has picked up as it travels through soil or rock. The mineral profile adds subtle flavor nuances and gives the great beers of the world much of their character."
  4. ericj551

    ericj551 Apr 29, 2004 Alberta (Canada)

    There are a number of different minerals that brewers add to their water based on what type of beer and what they are starting with. Calcium, sulfate, magnesium, sodium, chloride and carbonate are all important to brewing, but you want different concentrations for different beers. The drops contain some of these, but you really need to control each individually, and you would need a ton to achieve the concentrations you want.
  5. ryschwei88

    ryschwei88 Feb 28, 2012

    gotcha. thanks!
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