Sodium Chloride 25 kg

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Sodium Chloride 25 kg

Sodium Chloride, commonly known as table salt or sea salt, has the chemical formula NaCl.

SKU: SOD002 Categories: , Tags: ,
MPN: SOD002
Brand: Cactus Craft

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Sodium Chloride 25 kg

Sodium Chloride, commonly known as table salt or sea salt, has the chemical formula NaCl. In water, it is completely dissociated into the sodium and chloride ions, each with its separate characteristics. Waters nearest oceans are more likely to have higher salt contents than others. Waters high in salt are unsuitable for brewing because of their effect on yeast cell chemistry, as well as their unpleasant effects on beer flavour. Unlike many other ions found in brewing water, neither the sodium nor the chloride ions contribute significantly to the activity of mash enzymes, kettle boil coagulation, or yeast metabolism. Both these ions do, however, contribute immensely to flavour and taste perception in the final beer. Sodium ions are generally considered the less desirable of the two. Sodium ions give the familiar “salty” notes and coarseness and harshness that most brewers try to avoid. Sodium ions are considered usually best restrained to a maximum of 25 mg/l, although some stouts will taste pleasant with levels up to 150 mg/l.

Chloride, however, can give softness and smoothness, almost sweetness, to beer flavour, in direct counterpoint to the commonly found sulfate ion that contributes a dry sharpness and accentuates bitterness. Brewers add calcium chloride more commonly as a source of chloride rather than sodium chloride. Chloride concentration in certain beers is considered palatable roughly between 50 and 250 mg/l.

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Weight 25 kg
Dimensions 80 × 45 × 20 cm

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