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Gypsum

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Gypsum adds permanent hardness (calcium ions) to soft brewing water. Brewers that use distilled, or RO, water like to add some gypsum back into the water to give it some hardness.

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Gypsum adds permanent hardness (calcium ions) to soft brewing water. Brewers that use distilled, or RO, water like to add some gypsum back into the water to give it some hardness. Gypsum can also be used to lower the pH of water. Use 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons.
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Gravity Level Medium

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SO GYPSUM-Y!!
It's white! It's powdery! It's got calcium ions AND sulfate ions! With enough of this fine gypsum, you could make a cast for a broken limb, or a sculpture of your favorite object. Instead, I just use mine in stuff. But for ALL YOUR GYPSUM NEEDS, this is the thing. Can't say enough about this gypsum.
January 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Use with soft well water
I use the gypsum with every batch of beer that I brew. I have a 225 foot deep well that has excellent water for brewing and I use the water from outside spigot for the first three gallons and switch over to water from the kitchen tap from that point on. The water from kitchen is softened and I use the gypsum to balance enough hardness. Seems to work just fine.
October 30, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
All grain water treatment
I add two teaspoons for hoppy beers, one for others. It adds the Sulphate I need to get my hoppy beers to really stand out. Otherwise the hops are kind of on the dull side._x000D_
March 16, 2014
Makes the hops stand out
I use the Gypsum to add Sulfate to accentuate the hoppiness in IPAs. I use a teaspoon or more.
March 6, 2014
Enhance hop character
I use 2 teaspoons my reverse osmosis water to boost the flavor of my highly hopped beers like India Pale Ales.
January 28, 2014
Makes your IPAs taste better
The Sulfate improves the hops taste and bitterness. I add a table spoon for a strong 10 gallon IPA.
December 16, 2013
A must for darker All Grain beers
Just recently bought this to adjust the water in my Porter. Product arrived quickly and was in tact. The 2 oz. bottle is enough for probably 20 batches or more when you consider that you're adding 1.0-2.0 grams per batch depending on your recipe. It's a no brainer at $2 and some change. Highly recommended. Bottles are also reusable and seal nicely.
December 3, 2013
It's okay...
I've brewed both with and without this and for me I can't tell a difference. I have softened water but I filter it before brewing so that might be why. Ideally I try not to add unnecessary things to my brew.
November 9, 2013
I use it all the time for IPAs
When I adjust my water I add 4-6 grams to enhance the hoppiness. Just get a good scale because you don't want to be off by a quarter ounce.
October 21, 2013
Not totally sold
Maybe I'm just too new at this, which I'll accept, but I've brewed batches of beer both with and without this and I can't tell a difference. Maybe it really depends on the type of water you have...
October 3, 2013
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