DetailsCalcium Chloride is used by brewers to lower the pH, and add water hardness to the beer. Use up to 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons before the boil.
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Gravity Level Medium
5.0 / 5.013 ReviewsFor all grain brewersI add a tea spoon of Calcium to help lower the mash Ph and to add minerals for the Yeast. The grains are clumped together but dissolve in a minute in the water.February 7, 2013Source of CalciumIts the best way to add calcium to your mash water. I use a teaspoon for every 5 gallons.December 10, 2013make your beer taste betterAdd a tea spoon if you use low mineral water like NYC tap water or distilled water. It helps the mashing process and improves the taste of the beer. It gives the yeast calcium without the mineraliness of Sufates.August 28, 2013Can't brew all grain without itGreat price for an essential salt. Without this my all grain beer would not taste as good. This package lasts a lot of brews too.January 20, 2014Plan ahead, or buy smallI bought the 1lb bag and it has been a great addition to my all-grain brewing, and nearly impossible to beat for this price! The only thing that could improve this is if it came in a resealable package or bottle. It comes in a standard vacuum sealed bag that you either have to reseal every time or find another way to store.March 13, 2014Use with distilled waterSometimes I brew with distilled (bottled) water that lacks Calcium so I have to add it back with this. Get a precise scale, because you are measuring a few grams, and don't want to be off much. Just stir it in your water as it heats up, before adding grain.January 8, 2013Calcium sourceUseful for adding calcium without the sulfates in gypsum.February 13, 2013Adds CalciumI add this to my brewing water based on the water chemistry and type of beer. I use it with an accurate digital scale.April 18, 2013Adds calcium for all grain mashingBased on a water report and a spreadsheet I add 4 grams of Calcium to my mash water. It helps the yeast and improves the flavor,June 21, 2013For non-hoppy beersI brew all grain and like to adjust the water for the style of beer I'm making._x000D_I use it to adjust the Chloride - Sulphate ratio for when I make non hoppy beers. _x000D_It's not very effective for adjusting mash pH, for that I either use acid or acidulated malt.July 29, 2013
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