So, I’ve been building distilled water up to get my Ph and calcium into range, and control my sulfate ratio for two batches now.
I got my mash Ph right around 5.4 on both of them,
had good conversion and clear run offs, but I always did before anyways.
They both had FWH, so I had hops on top and couldnt see if the hot break was forming any better,
But the hot break fell alot faster, and there was no dark protein foam at all to scrape off.
I used to take a ladle and 5 minutes of skimming to get that foamy material off the top, I always skimmed it out before I add fermcap, so it did’nt get trapped in the beer forever, now there is none of that stuff at all.
Then, after chilling to pitching temp, I just dump from my BK through a funnel into the carboy.
I can’t get 5 gallons into a six gallon carboy without stopping a few times now.
The foam that beer made was insane, and not in 9 years of pouring have I had one foam going into primary.
Looked like the pics of guys running an O2 stone setup.
It’s too early to tell, and NBD to me that much really, but I think my beer is going to drop alot clearer.
Is this pretty common for good brewing Ph, or just random coincidences?