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Old 07-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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I thought RO water lacked needed minerals, is it ok to use?
for AG you have to add them back in. For Extract they were in the water used to make the LME or DME.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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I thought RO water lacked needed minerals, is it ok to use?
Ro water is fine. A bit more for the lighter side of the beer spectrum. but I have brewed with it on my last 5 batches with great results. I have also now started to ad calcium to see what happens. Most of the time the water in not devoid of minerals but just have very low levels.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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When you say "Add calcium", which supplement do you recommend?
Gypsum?
Calcium Chloride?
Calcium Carbonate?

How much do you add?

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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When you say "Add calcium", which supplement do you recommend?
Gypsum?
Calcium Chloride?
Calcium Carbonate?

How much do you add?
well, some times all of them, it depends on what your going for, I went with this
I toke some Ca Carbonate and started of with 3 teaspoons full , but it raises the pH so I aslo used some home made acid malt. I am experimenting at this stage so dont know how it will turn out/ or what it will change? Only problem is its a lager and takes forever too.......well....lager?
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #15
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Just a few questions I have:
Why the quarter pound of Crystal, Carapils, and Oats? Just seems like the subtleties that each would give off in such small amounts are going to be competing with each other. I would recommend at least ditching the oats if you aren't diggin the sweetness.

For your hop schedule, why warrior and why 90 min? With such a crazy alpha acid content, I suggest 60 min warrior for bittering, and consider another hop around 15-10 min for some flavor and aroma.
Getz, Thank's for the suggestions.
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