Five Star 5.2 pH Stabilizer

Five Star 5.2 pH Stabilizer

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Never worry about pH again! One tablespoon of 5.2 per 5 gallon batch and your water is instantly adjusted to the perfect pH of 5.2, no matter what your starting pH was. It will not add any flavors to your mash water whatsoever. 5.2 optimizes the enzymatic activity of your malt, helps to clarify the wort, and may even help to raise your starting gravities. Also, using 5.2 in the boil will give you more consistent hop usage, and will also keep hard water salts in solution, which will result in less scaling in your heat exchangers, fermenters, and kegs. If you are doing all-grain you add it to your mash water - 1 tablespoon per 5 gallon batch regardless of mash water volume. You do not need to add any extra to your Hot-Liquor tank or Boil Kettle.

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Improve beer quality
Nick S on May 20, 2020
It was recommended in the All-grain brewing instructions
Scott S on May 14, 2020
Improve beer quality
Nick S on May 20, 2020
Deal of the day!
Robert S on May 20, 2020
It was recommended in the All-grain brewing instructions
Scott S on May 14, 2020
Giving it a try instead of acid malt
Dominic D F on May 12, 2020
Mash insurance
Donald S on May 9, 2020
In case I need to adjust ph levels on wort
Ariel Zelaya on May 5, 2020
Starting all grain
Aaron D on May 4, 2020
I want a simple ph solution I don't have to think about
Jason H on Apr 11, 2020
Have used for the last 10 years. Works well are keeping mash and wort within PD range
MATTHEW C on Apr 9, 2020
David B on Mar 28, 2020
Trying it out
Brad M on Mar 5, 2020
Re-supply, It works for me.
Kevin Dyson on Feb 18, 2020
Best thing to correct pH
Steven L on Feb 7, 2020
my friend recommended it
Bart H on Jan 29, 2020
Works well and helps with efficiency
James Bird on Jan 29, 2020
My water PH floats around 7
Chad S on Jan 25, 2020
Been using it - like it
Kevin Conroy on Jan 20, 2020
cause i want a stable pH for mashing
David A on Jan 9, 2020
Like it.
Anthony D on Jan 3, 2020
Better beer
Emery V Doughty J on Dec 10, 2019
pH is important.
Dave K on Dec 4, 2019
always get a good ph with this product, use this product for years.
Michael D on Nov 6, 2019
Easy to use. Eases my mind. numbers are good
Jeff M on Oct 29, 2019
to make better beer
Mattox B on Oct 24, 2019
Patrick Riordan on Oct 3, 2019
Gypsum isn't working for me
Kevin Dyson on Sep 24, 2019
it work
Richard 1. on Sep 13, 2019
Only place I could find it.
Michael h on Sep 11, 2019
Reorder - Great stuff
Bob Sugermeyer on Sep 3, 2019
In teaching I like to have a reasonable product for students to see and touch
Randall V on Aug 29, 2019
Sounds good
James T on Aug 28, 2019
Want to lower pH without acid additions
Christopher R on Aug 28, 2019
Ran out
Lee K on Aug 28, 2019
ran out
John White on Jul 6, 2019
need more
Domingo T on Jun 13, 2019
stabilize ph of brewing water
Cristian G on May 10, 2019
Works well keeping my PH inline with my all grain brewing
Sean Cumbie on May 9, 2019
I Use it succesfully
John K. on Apr 25, 2019
I like it since it is all I want to do for now.
Kenneth S on Apr 23, 2019
For water conditioning
Patrick J on Mar 28, 2019
recommended by other home brewer
michael m on Mar 27, 2019
I check ph before and after. It seems to do what it advertise.
Pascual R on Feb 25, 2019
to see if it will help my beer
Donald E S on Feb 14, 2019
Stabilizes my mash water
Dan on Feb 7, 2019
Easy way toadjust mash ph
Shannon W on Feb 5, 2019
will need
Charles C on Jan 26, 2019
precause helps get the ph right
Sam F on Jan 19, 2019
adjust strike water PH
Eric M on Jan 7, 2019
I typically buy this in 1 tbs packages. I am glad to find it in larger quantities.
Keenan T on Dec 28, 2018
Just-in-case while I learn to properly prepare water for mashing.
JAMES V. on Dec 19, 2018
Deal of the day!
Robert S on May 20, 2020
Giving it a try instead of acid malt
Dominic D F on May 12, 2020

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Only in the Mash
I've been using this for years. 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons, set it, and forget it.
April 28, 2020
1 month ago
Works as Designed
Or local utility (EBMUD) delivers ~8.3 pH water; which is >30 times more alkaline than should be used for brewing. In turn, I use 5.2pH Stabilizer to manage down that number. Although I need to use 1.25x the suggested amount to get within range, I do usually get down to 5.3 or 5.4 pH.

Is it perfect? No.

Does it effectively work in my situation on Muni-water? Absolutely.

I then add various other items to get the water closer to the intended 'style'; epsom, calcium, gypsum, etc.
April 7, 2020
Mash stabilizer
Works well in stabilizing you mash
May 17, 2019
1 year ago
Extract or All Grain Ph 5.2 is a MUST
Extract or All Grain Ph 5.2 is a MUST
July 21, 2018
1 year ago
This really did work. I have heard that it’s hit or miss but it brought my ph down to 5.2 when I’ve been having a hard time getting below 5.6. 2 TBS in 10 gallons
June 16, 2018
Fast shipping.
Secured packaging and fast shipping.
March 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Mystery Powder
Just brewed with this yesterday for the second time...and my pH strips continue showing no change in pH whatsoever. Not sure if it's the Stabilizer powder or the strips, but something's not working. Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
January 25, 2018
over 2 years ago