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Epsom Salts

What it does :

Epsom Salts are used to increase permanent hardness or lower mash pH

What it is:

This is the common name for magnesium sulfate.

How it works:

Epsom salts increase the permanent hardness of the brewing water and lower the mash pH.

Dosage:

Use of 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons adds 100 ppm of sulfate and 25 ppm of magnesium. Add to the water when mashing for all-grain brewing, or just before the boil.

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