Food grade compound of calcium and sulfate commonly associated with beers from the Burton – on – Trent region of Britain. Gypsum increases calcium content and lowers pH, providing acidification to mash water. Sulfate content improves quality of hop bitterness. The compound enhances clarity, stability, dryness and generally rounds out the flavors in beer.
Calcium Carbonate or food grade chalk contributes to increases in pH, water hardness and alkalinity. Carbonate functions as a buffering agent against mash acidity, neutralizing the higher acid content of dark roasted malts.
Burton Salts are a mixture of Gypsum and Papain and is designed to increase the Calcium and Sulfate content of water, offering brewers added acidity with the Calcium and accentuation of hops from the Sulfate. The Papain provides stability and chill haze prevention. Packaged in 1/3 oz volumes