Just want to ensure I have all the right targets for pH , assuming a lager beer.
When I mash I want 5.3 pH + or -.
Once I finish sparging and before I pitch my yeast I want 5.3 as well + or -, Correct or am i off the mark? Never measured this but if I add water will my pH not change drastically?
I have also “topped up” my wort with RO water before I pitched the yeast, is this bad and will it cause pH issues? I heard a lot of brewers do this.
I don’t have a very good pH meter but have ordered one for my next batch and want to get everything right for pH.
Thanks for your help!