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Smash Café
08-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Hi all,

This will be my first attempt at mead.

I make beer and wine for a few years now and came across the BOMM recipe a while back. Unfortunately I have had difficulty sourcing some of the ingredients in Ireland. However eventually sourcing Fermaid K and using staggered nutrient editions has greatly improved the quality of my wines.
The only option I have for buying food grade potassium carbonate is off UK ebay and I would have to buy 500g minimum and pay for postage that is until I found this : https://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/acid-reducing-solution-57ml-p-1364.html The ingredients say it is just potassium carbonate.

Has anyone used this before? should the dosage be the same as the powdered form; 1/6 tsp/G?

Thanks.

loveofrose
08-16-2015, 09:38 PM
I tried to enhance the image to get a concentration. If I have a concentration, I can work out how much would equal the powder measure. It definitely will be different. You have 2 options:
1. Settle with potassium bicarbonate (which works just fine)
2. Buy it and tell me the concentration so I can work out the dose.


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Smash Café
08-17-2015, 02:25 PM
Thanks loveofrose


Potassium bicarbonate is proving just as hard to find.

This link: http://www.lovebrewing.co.uk/acid-reduction-solution-57ml/ lets me zoom in on the bottle more. It does not seem to have the concentration on the bottle but claims that potassium carbonate is the only ingredient. and recommends 10cc to 1Gal (imp) to lower acid 1 point pt(?)

loveofrose
08-17-2015, 04:20 PM
I'm sorry, but that doesn't really help. Without a concentration, I cannot calculate a proper dose. Perhaps email the company for mg/ml or molarity of the solution.


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JayH
08-17-2015, 07:05 PM
The companies web site is on the bottom of the label. I went to their website and there was even less information than on the label. They said to just add it one teaspoon at time till it tasted right.

So just email them and see what they say.


Cheers
Jay

Smash Café
08-20-2015, 09:22 AM
So They finally got back to me.

They said "We use a solution of 600gm per litre"

loveofrose
08-20-2015, 11:35 AM
You need 0.75 grams per gallon, so that works out to 1.25 milliliter of your solution per gallon of mead. Get a medicine syringe from a drug store for dosing.


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ScottBehrens
08-20-2015, 04:25 PM
or an eyedropper. 1 ml = 20 drops

Smash Café
08-20-2015, 09:52 PM
Thanks Loveofrose,

You are a legend.

Time for Mead!