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McJeff
12-08-2015, 01:38 PM
http://www.eckraus.com/4-oz-acid-reduc-crystals.html

Was thinking of picking up some of this stuff, opinions other options?

edit: in a finished mead

fatbloke
12-09-2015, 12:47 AM
I prefer to use potassium carbonate. Whether the fact the active ingredient is bicarbonate, well I don't know enough chemistry to judge the difference.........

Squatchy
12-09-2015, 12:53 AM
Either will work. The bicarb is easier to find because it's on the "GRASS" list. The carbonate is not because it is a little more exsplosive, especially when mixed with acids.You have to use more of the bicarb to do the same job. Cream of tartar can also be used and you can buy it at the grocery store.

McJeff
12-09-2015, 12:49 PM
So this is pretty standard stuff then

Mazer828
12-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Either will work. The bicarb is easier to find because it's on the "GRASS" list. The carbonate is not because it is a little more exsplosive, especially when mixed with acids.You have to use more of the bicarb to do the same job. Cream of tartar can also be used and you can buy it at the grocery store.
GRASS list? What is this wizardry?

jdranchman
12-09-2015, 04:20 PM
An FDA thing (http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/) - Generally Recognized As Safe

EbonHawk
12-09-2015, 04:55 PM
"Generally Regarded as Safe and S....."

I forget the rest.. just a guess...

*dang, didn't refresh my page fast enough*

Mazer828
12-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Oh. Thank God. There's a list of things our government assures us are safe. And here I thought we were all on our own.

McJeff
12-09-2015, 05:40 PM
I've used bicarb at pitch to buffer and just bicarb because I was told it was safer to store/handle. Never tried it after it finish.