top of page

Brew For Ukraine water specs for the recipes in English Translation by Cory McGuinness

Hey all!

Thank you so much for joining us in this worldwide collaboration brew!

If you have any questions about the recipes, please reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help.

Yes, it’s all in metric. Sorry Americans, you’ll have to convert. Hops can definitely be substituted, same with malts. As for yeast, plenty of liquid subs out there, but hey I love dry yeast. Typically mashed with 2.5 liters of water per kilo of grain.

For those who want to get more technical, the water in Lviv, Ukraine is extremely high in bicarbonates. The city pulls from different sources, so the levels differ slightly every month, but was able to calculate an average. Great for dark beer, not so much for light: (in mg/l or ppm)

I recommend using phosphoric acid for dropping pH if you’re planning on using this water profile, but lactic acid will do the job as well (you’ll just need more).

Regardless, what matters most is your contribution to the cause.

Be safe, help where you can, please share this on your social media platforms, and can’t wait to drink these delicious beers together!

Remember to donate your proceeds. If you need help with this, please reach out. Ukraine needs anything you can give. Additionally, I’ve started an FB group for this collab. Please join & share:

Glory to Ukraine!

Слава Україні!

Cory McGuinness

(Former head brewer of Pravda)

IG: palebrewdot

25 views0 comments