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Offline pliezar (Ian)

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Another Calcium Chloride Question
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:23:26 PM »
After reading some books and lurking about on here for awhile I realized that some of my coagulation problems could be solved by calcium chloride. 

I have had a hard time finding it here in Edmonton and sending away for it was not an option at the time. I have found product called Pickle Crisp which is Calcium Chloride and about $5.00 for 350g.  I have used it a few times with good results.

Have I using something I should not have or am I good to go?

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Re: Another Calcium Chloride Question
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 12:46:50 PM »

You're good to go.  Pickle crisp is food grade CaCl.  If you want to make liquid CaCl as some recipes ask for, mix 70g of water with 30g of dry CaCl and you'll have the typical concentration.  You can also buy CaCl at home brew supply shops.

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