Split off of First Numbers are in!. JasonLion
Well, here I go up on my soapbox, again. jjdurant, this has nothing to do with your quote but rather something I have seen brewing on this forum for a while.I think my first plan of attack will be lowering the TA a bit with MA.
If we stay true to the simple reasoning of BBB, we remember that muriatic does not lower TA......aeration/muriatic process does.
1. muriatic is to lower pH
2. Aeration/muriatic is the process to lower TA.
Back in the day, we simply stated muriatic lowers your pH and aeration lowers your TA. That's not technically correct but the technically correct answer is another case of us getting the forum more complex than it needs to be.
Over the last few weeks I have seen at least 3 instances of threads wherein these things have been confused and lead to misinformation.
You cannot permanently lower TA unless you aerate.
Again, I realize I'm not precise on the wording but I have sure made it less confusing (which was Ben's whole purpose).
Okay, I'm down off my soapbox.