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Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate)

Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate)

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Used in beer making as a water treatment. Gypsum increases hardness and lowers pH. Its use is known to increase the perception of hop flavor compounds in beer. Used in winemaking to lower the pH of the must. As calcium sulfate is not removed from water by boiling, when present, it is referred to as permanent hardness. 

Usage varies depending upon your exact water profile. Additions can range significantly based off your water source.  Usage below is something fairly typcial for many tap waters.

Chemical name: Calcium Sulfate (CaSO4)

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Works Great
Paul K on Nov 17, 2020
Water Profile customization
Sanad Al I on Nov 3, 2020
Works Great
Paul K on Nov 17, 2020
Making Bell's Two Hearted Ale and need it for adjusting the water to make the hops pop.
Joshua B on Nov 10, 2020
Water Profile customization
Sanad Al I on Nov 3, 2020
Trying an Alchemist recipe
Rich P on Oct 26, 2020
Resupply of low quantity in brew kit
Skip on Oct 20, 2020
For beer and cooking
Daniel V on Oct 7, 2020
Need it
shane c on Oct 6, 2020
Dry out and increase perceived bitterness
Michael D. B on Oct 6, 2020
Brew salts
Joseph C on Oct 2, 2020
Convenient water conditioner for working from RO.
Bob on Sep 3, 2020
water conditioning
Masahiro Kitano on Sep 2, 2020
To make homemade electrolyte powder
Erica L R on Sep 1, 2020
Adjust brew water
Cheryl H on Aug 31, 2020
water additions
Manuel P on Aug 29, 2020
I add hardness to soft R/O filtered water
Patricia R on Aug 16, 2020
Water adjustment
Jason M on Aug 11, 2020
Water Conditioning
Byron G C on Jul 31, 2020
easier to buy necessary brewing salts in bulk
Eric O on Jul 29, 2020
water treatment
norman h on Jul 23, 2020
I use RO water
Perry A on Jul 4, 2020
Water needed calcium
Thomas F A on Jun 26, 2020
Seemed like a good idea.
Richard K B on Jun 20, 2020
water chemistry
Erich K on Jun 20, 2020
I always use to take impurities out of my water
Dennis A on Jun 16, 2020
For my newly purchased pH meter
JARED on Jun 16, 2020
brewing
David G H on May 26, 2020
Water adjustment
Daniel M on May 26, 2020
Water treatment for IPAs
Jeremiah C on May 23, 2020
IPAS man
Todd Z on May 22, 2020
Water profile
Brennan M on May 21, 2020
Perfect for adjsuting my water profile!
david o on May 17, 2020
Good beer starts with good water
Valued C on May 14, 2020
recipe
Dawn S on May 13, 2020
water treatment kit
Devin B on May 9, 2020
Water Chemistry
Sean M S on May 6, 2020
I'm getting deep into water chemistry, and seems I need alot of this for my hoppy IPAs.
Robert Borsdorf on May 3, 2020
Water Chemistry
Nicholas M on May 2, 2020
Increase sulfate in brewing water to enhance hop expression
Scott J on Apr 30, 2020
Using in distilled water
Zachery G on Apr 17, 2020
finishing up my water additions toolbox
Gary Haygood on Apr 17, 2020
water adjustment
Nathan H on Apr 17, 2020
Heard it was good for making "juicy"beers
Andrew J on Apr 16, 2020
A key ingredient in my plan to take over the world
Doi j H on Mar 31, 2020
water adjustment
Myles F on Mar 31, 2020
I use lots of it.
Matthew A. M on Mar 26, 2020
need more
Valued C on Mar 25, 2020
Water correction requirement when using enzymes
Dennis K on Mar 10, 2020
Going to use distilled water for brewing
Justin W on Feb 17, 2020
Water chem
Antonio C on Feb 12, 2020
been mixing water sources, it one of few adjuncts i dont have oddly enough
tim salamon on Jan 31, 2020
Making Bell's Two Hearted Ale and need it for adjusting the water to make the hops pop.
Joshua B on Nov 10, 2020
Trying an Alchemist recipe
Rich P on Oct 26, 2020
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