Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) – 100g

R20.00 incl. VAT

Sodium Bicarbonate

Brewing water plays a very important role in the flavour of home-brewed beer. Knowing the character of the water source, as well as how to adjust it to improve the taste, is a critical skill, particularly for more advanced brewers.


2.25 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate in 30.6L of water would add 24.2 ppm sodium and 64.1 ppm bicarbonate.

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Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) - 100g R20.00 incl. VAT

Sodium Bicarbonate

Suitable for brewing dark beers, which require a CO32concentration of at least 150 ppm. It is used for increasing Residual Alkalinity in the brewing water as well as raising the mash pH. Additions can be put in the brewing water or directly into the mash.


Water in brewing:

Water impacts beer in three ways. Water ions are critical in the mashing process for all-grain brewers, where the character of the water determines the efficiency and flavour of the extracted wort. Water also affects the perceived bitterness and hop utilization of finished beer. Finally, water adds flavour directly to the beer itself – as water is the largest single component in the finished beer.

The effect of brewing water on a beer can be characterized by seven main water ions: Bicarbonate, Carbonate, Sodium, Chloride, Sulfate, Calcium and Magnesium.

Check out the website for more water treatment information.

Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 6 cm

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