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zorak1066

chemical additions to water in all grain...

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I have never tasted the water after the different mineral additions. Interesting thought. I know that they make a marked difference in the beer. 

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9 hours ago, zorak1066 said:

ever notice any changes to your water flavor from them? 

Sure.  Like too much gypsum gives an almost metallic bitterness.  It can certainly be overcome though, depending on what your recipe is.  

Knowing your water profile and being able to use it to control PH as well is a big step in doing AG brewing that can make a HUGE difference.  My beer went well beyond another level when I started using distilled water as a baseline and adding the minerals I needed to make the water profile I wanted for each beer I was brewing.  Now, however, doing upward of 1BBL at a time, I will be getting my water tested via "Ward Labs" and using that to build my water profiles.  Since we moved, we are on a well and the water is awesome, so I can't wait to get to brewing with it.

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