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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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I use RO water
Perry A on Jul 4, 2020
Seemed like a good idea.
Richard K B on Jun 20, 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
Derek S 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
water control
Oliver I on Jan 16, 2020
Water Chem
Forrest S on Jan 13, 2020
Water treatment
Zach B on Jan 11, 2020
To alter water profile for hop forward beers.
Jeremy R J on Jan 6, 2020
Cheapest Price I found
Erik P on Dec 30, 2019
Brewing
Angel S on Dec 18, 2019
brewing beer
Anthony K on Dec 16, 2019
For Brewing
RODOLFO ERNESTO F on Dec 1, 2019
Water chemistry
Nick Mata on Nov 23, 2019
wanted to get into water chem
Peter D on Nov 1, 2019
Recommended from an experienced brewer
james k on Oct 21, 2019
water additive
Shane H on Oct 14, 2019
Standard addition to MT and HLT
Greg O on Oct 12, 2019
Water profile
Jessica Hilton G on Oct 6, 2019
need for brewing
RODOLFO ERNESTO F on Sep 21, 2019
Starting water chemistry for brewing
Ryan N on Aug 28, 2019
White house honey ale
Andy M on Aug 28, 2019
Water adjustment
Jacob D on Aug 28, 2019
Change my water chemistry
Neal C on Jul 29, 2019
Water needed calcium
Thomas F A on Jun 26, 2020
water chemistry
Erich K on Jun 20, 2020
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