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    Calcium magnesium tablets.


    Was sitting looking at my brew and distill pot bubbling away, and I had just taken my vitamins. I remembered some folk add half a multivitamin to their wash when fermenting, got me thinking about needing calcium in the brew or distill.
    So question I have is, would a calcium magnesium tablet or part thereof perhaps be a hack or usable item when brewing distilling.

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    Not at that price, no. Baking soda is cheaper to raise the wash pH.

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    Why raise the pH when yeast enjoys 5pH and lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeslouw View Post
    Why raise the pH when yeast enjoys 5pH and lower?
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    the 5 I know of, lower I believed was a problem.
    My wash stalled at 3.2 and then took of with a spoon of bicarb added ?

    Please elaborate - a I am far too young here to argue

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    I've had two washes clock in at "between 2 and 3" on the pH scale, according to a mate with a pH meter thingy. Plain sugar washes with tomato paste. It stalled at 1.023. I added some bicarb to raise the pH and the next day it was at 1.006 and I stilled it. Now I just add bicarb by default on the third day of fermentation. Yeast likes a lower pH but too low and it also doesn't enjoy it that much :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
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    the 5 I know of, lower I believed was a problem.
    My wash stalled at 3.2 and then took of with a spoon of bicarb added ?

    Please elaborate - a I am far too young here to argue
    then you know the answer: if your wash is too acidic, add a flake of caustic soda...........

    target should be between 4.00 and 5.00 for a sugar wash

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