Gypsum mistake?

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Gypsum mistake?

Postby rf1414 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:36 pm

I made my first homebrew Sunday and went a little overboard with the gypsum. The recipe was a partial mash and everything was bagged and measured in the amounts that I needed for the recipe.

This was very convenient, however the gypsum and irish moss included were above what the recipe called for.

While I added only 1 tsp of Irish moss as called... I added about 2oz of gypsum (the whole bag) instead of the 1tsp.

Everything shows signs of a good fermentation... I am just wondering is my brew doomed?

Thanks
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Postby brewer13210 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:38 am

It isn't doomed, although it might have a tendency to be a bit dry. Keep in mind that gypsum is hard to dissolve, so any excess probably ended up in the trub in the bottom of the brewpot.

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Postby rf1414 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:23 pm

Thanks Todd, thats great news
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