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Epsom Salt

Scientific Name: Magnesium Sulfate
Chemical Elements: MgSO4
Water Impact: Lower pH (minor)

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Epsom Salt Home Brewing Uses

Epsom salts can be used to add a sulfate "crispness" to the beer that will increase hop bitterness levels. Epsom is used to add sulfate and magnesium ions to brewing water. It is often used at half the levels of gypsum.

Dosage Amounts of Epsom Salt

1 gram in 1 gallon changes the salt levels by 103 ppm sulfate, 26 ppm Magnesium and adds 108 ppm to the hardness.

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