Repeatability throughout the brewing process is the key to producing consistent high quality beer. Of all the ingredients in beer, water is the most overlooked component. The quality, hardness and subsequent pH of water will affect enzymatic activity; the solubility of salts, proteins, and sugars; as well as hop usage and hop bitterness. Five Star 5.2 stabilizer allows brewers to easily and consistently control the pH of brewing water. It is a propriety blend of food-grade phosphate buffers that will lock the mash and kettle water at a pH of 5.2.
It will help in the following ways:
- Optimize the enzymatic activity of the malt.
- Help to clarify the wort.
- Obtain more consistent hop usage in the boil.
- Reduce scaling and mineral deposits in all brewing equipment.
Approximately 1 tablespoon (15 ml) per 5 gallons of brew water.