I’ll try keep this short.
Been brewing for 2-1/2 years. Went AG after about 6 months. I brew various styles and they all turn out great. I do think that my lighter ales could improve so I decided to check what was in my water. I have a well and I found that my water is very hard and has very high alkalinity. So now knowing my water profile I purchased a Milwaukee MW 102 ph meter and downloaded brun water.
After looking over brun water for the last month I finally had somewhat of an idea of what to do.
Today I brewed a black IPA so prepped my mash water (and sparge water afterwards) making the additions and dilutions per brun water.
When I plugged the grain bill into brun water I diluted my well water with RO water 50/50 and then added gypsum and phosphoric acid to get me at a 5.5 mash ph per brun water
So after 20 minutes I drew off a sample of wort, cooled it to room temp and checked it with the ph meter (yes it was calibrated). The meter measured the ph at 4.45
I personally don’t trust the meter. What do you guys think???
I did check the wort with test strips and they would suggest it was at least a 5 ph but less than 6
I would appreciated your thoughts.