Author Topic: Water tab and salt questions  (Read 111 times)

Online SJBrewer

  • BeerSmith Apprentice Brewer
  • **
  • Posts: 3
  • Na zdrowie!
Water tab and salt questions
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:15:06 AM »
Currently I use municipal water and add half a campden tablet.

I have never adjusted water in the past but would like to give it a try on my next BIAB brew.

In the "water tab", I have selected Distilled Water as my profile (not going to use municipal water) but I am lost on the "Match a target profile". Since I am brewing a M?rzen, I am having a difficult time trying to see which profile matches best. It would be great to see a future version of BS3 suggest (based on style) a water profile. Which profile best fits this style?

I also see that with this version, that you can exclude gypsum if desired as a water agent. Why would I want to do that?


Offline Oginme

  • BeerSmith Grandmaster Brewer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2658
  • Goats, guitars, and a home brew; Life is good!
    • Longvu LaManchas
Re: Water tab and salt questions
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 09:26:40 AM »
There is actually an 'add-on' for water which is water target by style.  This may get you what you want. 

Aside from that, you can look to target the water based upon the color and desired flavor balance.  For a Marzen, I would look at a yellow balanced or amber balanced water profile.  Your flavor preferences may be more towards the malty profiles of the same.
Recycle your grains, feed them to a goat!