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Nitrogen

Nitrogen is an ion (Ni+2) that can be found in brewing water and can impact beer-making.

Its presence can cause excessively foaming beer. While nitrogen itself is harmless, it can be reduced to harmful nitrite by wort-spoiling bacteria.

Its presence is measured in parts per million (ppm).

Nitrogen