BrewWater Water Profile Kit - Hoppy Pale Ale and IPA
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If I'm brewing a 3 gal. Batch should I use the whole packet?
These kits are measured out for a 5 gallon batch, so you may want to separate out 40% by weight to get maximum benefit.
ordered one of these and it sits at 21.1g on the scale but when I weigh my usual manual additions (2 tsp gypsum and 1 tsp calcium chloride) they come out to only 14.4g. Can you elaborate what else is in these packets? Havent brewed comparison batches between your packets and my additions but curious what else is in there besides the obvious gypsum/cacl? Thanks!
Our BrewWater Kits include Gypsum (calcium sulfate), Salt (sodium chloride), Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate), Calcium Chloride (cacl), Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) and Chalk (calcium carbonate) at different rates to create a full water profile for different types of beers. This one is optimized for hoppy beers, but we throw a little more in the mix than gypsum and cacl to ensure a complete profile.
Would this work for a red and a black IPA?
This will accentuate hop character in both a Red and Black IPA, but it is formulated for a more traditional (lighter - up to about 12 SRM) IPA grain bill. For a Red IPA, our Balanced Amber and Red or Dry Amber and Red would be more appropriate and still push the hops forward and maximize mash efficiency, depending on the yeast you choose. For a Black IPA, our Dry Stout and High Gravity would have the same effect, while maximizing your mash efficiency and balancing out the darker malts.
Do you carry a pack for a NeIPA? I don't want a bitter profile.
This kit is ideal for either West Coast or East Coast IPA. While it will accentuate hop bitterness, it will create a balanced bitter profile for a NEIPA with the maltier profile and lower bittering additions will keep it balanced.
How much water does one packet treat?
Each packet is built to condition the mash water for 5.5 gallons of finished wort