Epsom Brewing Salt: Magnesium Sulphate



Commonly used in Pale Ales, India Pale Ales (IPAs), Pilsners, and other hop-forward beers.

Magnesium Sulphate aka Epsom Salt MgSO4 * 7H20 is an important mineral for its effect on the Hoppyness of IPA. It also alters the mash and wort pH. Hence, this brewing salt is used to adjust the ion content of the wort and enhance enzyme action in the mash to promote a desired flavor profile in the beer. It is also used as Bittern or nigari. A coagulant for homemade Tofu.

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Advanced Brewers use MgSO4.7(H20)  to improve the wort chemistry as burton salts. Sulfates improve the hoppiness/ hop crispiness and Magnesium gives hardness. Details on dosage here. Please use the packet sparingly. A few gm per batch is all you need.

When making beer, the recommended dosage is 1/2 teaspoon per 20 liters, or use the amount called for by any beer recipe you may be using. 1gram of Magnesium Sulfate in 3.8 liters of water changes the salt levels by 103 ppm sulfate, 26 ppm Magnesium and adds 108 ppm to the hardness.

This is extra pure salt for brewing purposes. Unlike commercial salts, here Arsenic is 0.0005% and lead 0.0005% Zinc and Iron are also less than 0.001%

It comes in powder form which is easy to measure and store. You can use this as a Tofu Coafulant instead of traditional bittern or nigari which usually comes in liquid brine format.

13 reviews for Epsom Brewing Salt: Magnesium Sulphate

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  1. Thank you so much for perfect product delivery. I couldn’t be happier. The product does what it advertised.

  2. Magnesium and sulphate ions, lowers pH.

  3. Water chem

  4. hi Ankur,

    Most of the products has explain how to use, where in the process wine/beer making and dosage and some video’s as well . For example Bentonite Powder.

    If you can give some explanation about the usage, it will helpful. Not only this product, all the products especially Clarifying Agent and chemicals.


  5. Not details how to use this and dosage. It will be helpful if you can give those details for each product

    • Suresh the molar weight would be mentioned in the package. You can calculate the requisite Mg++ and hardness ppm as per your recipe using that

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