Calcium carbonate as sold by us is a fine, white or off-white powder that is commonly used to raise pH in products, adding some alkalinity to a product.
Calcium carbonate is commonly used to raise the pH of darker beers especially, which typically have a lower pH by default due to the addition of roasted malt.
When used as a food additive, calcium carbonate acts as an anti-caking agent, an added source of calcium and a white food colour. It is also a nutrient for yeasts, an acid reducer and a firming agent. Calcium carbonate can also stabilize and thicken some products, and be used to strengthen dough.
Add according to your recipe or pH reading.
Alternatively it is good practice to add around 5 - 10g of calcium carbonate for a 23L batch of dark beer.
1g per 10 litres adds 40 ppm Ca++ (Calcium ion), 60 ppm CO3—(Carbonate ion).
Keep in a cool, dry place.
Calcium carbonate (100g)
- Product Code: salts
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: R20.00