Calcium Chloride (Water Hardener)


Calcium chloride is usually used in place of Gypsum when sulfates are not desired. Calcium chloride will adjust your mash pH down. 1 gram in 1 gallon changes the salt levels by 72 ppm calcium, 127.5 ppm chloride and adds 180 ppm to the hardness.  It leaves beer "maltier" tasting and less bitter, as opposed to gypsum which makes beer appear to be more bitterl