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Lactic Acid (88%) - 4 oz.
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Lactic Acid (88%) - 4 oz.

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Description

88% concentration. Use to adjust pH of sparge water down. We use a pipette to measure out lactic acid as it is a liquid.

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Item # WM50
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.25 LBS
Community Q&A

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To adjust my mash water.
Joseph E on Mar 3, 2023
Desire for light colored beers + hard water = LA in mash
John on Feb 16, 2023
To adjust my mash water.
Joseph E on Mar 3, 2023
Acidify liquor
Garrett S on Mar 2, 2023
Desire for light colored beers + hard water = LA in mash
John on Feb 16, 2023
Mash ph adjustment
Kevin H on Feb 8, 2023
Sour beer
Lucas F on Feb 8, 2023
Adjust pH
Jacob M on Jan 12, 2023
ph stabilizing
Joel S on Jan 11, 2023
To add sour to my Philly beer that isn't sour enough
Kayce Chaney on Nov 9, 2022
Need it to adjust my mash pH given our relatively hard water and my desire to brew IPA
John on Oct 3, 2022
Mash Ph
steve m on Jul 31, 2022
To acidify sparge water for pH
Richard Schmittdiel on Jun 17, 2022
Acid gets you high bro. Duh
Valued C on May 21, 2022
Water treatment
Steve H on Feb 12, 2022
Water chemistry
Robert S on Feb 4, 2022
mash adjustments, kettle sours
Tim D on Jan 22, 2022
To make kettle sours
Brad B on Jan 22, 2022
To lower mash pH
Joad B on Dec 10, 2021
Brewing mash pH adjustment
Loren D on Dec 2, 2021
Christmas gift
Ashley R on Nov 19, 2021
add a bit of acid to sours and cider
Trevor Mack on Nov 17, 2021
Adjust PH of Beer
Waverley A on Nov 13, 2021
To brew
Glen W on Oct 8, 2021
PH adjustment
Andrew D on Aug 21, 2021
Need for PH adjustment
Peter Place on Aug 20, 2021
Because i need it
George B on Aug 4, 2021
HOME BREW FOR LIFE
victor h on Jul 20, 2021
lower ph of mash water
Christopher F on Jul 3, 2021
Sparge water acidification
Chris Dornbach on Jul 2, 2021
To maintain pH
Mallie on Jun 15, 2021
Necessary to balance PH
Tysen Bibb on Jun 3, 2021
To acidify sparge water to reduce tannin extraction.
Richard Schmittdiel on May 10, 2021
For kettle sour
Manuel S on Apr 28, 2021
To lower initial pH
A M on Apr 23, 2021
need
jason m on Mar 27, 2021
For brewing beer
Cole C on Mar 16, 2021
Water adjustments
Brent W S on Mar 15, 2021
pH adjustments
Michael B on Feb 18, 2021
SOUR !
Valued C on Feb 18, 2021
Mash adjustments
Cole Christian on Feb 13, 2021
Control ph
David M on Feb 9, 2021
switch from phosphoric
Steven W on Feb 4, 2021
pH adjustment in strike and sparge water
Patrick W on Feb 2, 2021
Brewing water chemistry
Matt Mustain on Feb 1, 2021
mash ph
Christopher B on Jan 27, 2021
Acid addition for ciders
Jake on Jan 23, 2021
Same as above
Matthew S on Jan 23, 2021
To adjust ph in my mash water.
Hallvar S on Jan 23, 2021
Brewing beer
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
I'm out of it
Eric B on Dec 16, 2020
To sour beer
Randall Dibble on Nov 21, 2020
Acidify liquor
Garrett S on Mar 2, 2023
Mash ph adjustment
Kevin H on Feb 8, 2023
Can I use this to passivate stainless?
Diane Baas on Aug 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. Passivation can be achieved by using citric, nitric, or phosphoric acids in high concentrations. We typically recommend a small dab of pure Starsan acid sanitizer as most brewers have it on hand. If you want something less expensive, citric acid mixed with an equal weight of distilled or deionized water should do the trick.
I’m assuming the lactic acid is food grade and can be used pre or post fermentation, correct?
Chris Erdos on Sep 12, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Heck yes
Can I use this product (lactic acid) to lower down the pH of my wine?
Valentin on Jun 25, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Of course, pre-fermentation
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 2 out of 5
Lacks proper potency
Used this product, took 12 ml to lower 16 gallons to 5ph. Then added grains and had to add 18ml more to get between 5 and 6. Pretty sure this is not 88% as all the calculators say it should have been way too much and if anything it was a bit too little but I didnt want to take a risk by dumping in more. Final beer was a good beer, but the PH was too high -_- Got it to limit ferulic acid, and it helped but lacked the proper potency.
September 10, 2023
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your review. It is possible that your water has a high mineral content which has more buffering power than you had accounted for in your calculations. It is important to understand your starting water chemistry as well as that of the mix of grains you are adding. Unfortunately there is no magic number of ml/L that will work for everyone. The best way to know will be to do trials with the water and acid before your brew day so you can know what change to expect per ml.

Cheers!
September 15, 2023
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
For acidifying sparge water
I use this to acidify my alkaline (native) sparge water and avoid tannin extraction during sparge.
January 28, 2023
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good for adjusting ph
March 1, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Exccelent aditive
Just what I needed to get my PH where it needed to be at 5.6 PH
Would recommend this product
August 9, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does the Job
Given my municipal water profile, I wouldn't brew without this stuff. Controls PH effectively and easily.
July 26, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
I use this product fairly regularly and find its addition to be predictable and consistent.
July 17, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Served its purpose
Effectively lowered my mash pH to 5.2.
October 5, 2019
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
PRODUCT IS AS EXPECTED
July 24, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use this to drop the pH of the mash. I've also used this to sour a Gose, and it worked really well.
April 20, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Definitely not basic
Used it to pre-acidify my wort for a kettle sour. Worked exactly as intended, preserving head retention. Definitely recommended for this purpose.
February 9, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago