John Palmer is the international best-selling author of How to Brew, the co-author of Brewing Classic Styles, and Water – A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, and co-host of the popular brewing podcast, Brew Strong. John is a metallurgical engineer by training, and spent 25 years in aerospace and medical device technology before deciding he got more satisfaction from engineering the brewing processes. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Master Brewers Association (MBAA) and is an invited speaker and beer judge at brewing conferences and competitions all over the world.
Putting Brewing Water Adjustment in Perspective
The chemistry of brewing water adjustment can seem very complicated, but it really isn’t. The first priority is hitting your target mash pH and then second is seasoning the flavor balance of your beer. John will explain how to achieve both of these using simple tools that you can download for free. Brewing is cooking, and once you understand what the levers are, you can adjust it as easily as you adjust the seasoning when cooking dinner.