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Old 03-10-2014, 10:01 PM   #61
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So got the water report back, its even softer then last years city annual water report,



Guess I have to adjust ez water, anyone have any comments?

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Old 03-10-2014, 10:07 PM   #62
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pH is pretty high but as you say it's really soft. I'm not sure what that means in terms of buffering but it's not super high so it shouldn't take too much acid or dark malt to bring down within range.

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Old 03-10-2014, 11:22 PM   #63
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You are going to want to add some brewing salts to that water to make your beers come out better.

Download Bru 'N Water. It seems a little overwhelming at first but if you read the instructions on the first tab it makes sense. Once you play around with it some, it's actually pretty easy to use.

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Old 03-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #64
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Anyone explain with such soft water why my star san turns cloudy quickly? I switched to Saniclean recently which seems to work better no clouding.

Is it because of the PH? Am I not rinsing PBW well enough maybe? Should I be lowering my water ph with acid prior to mixing star san?

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Old 03-11-2014, 12:20 AM   #65
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I noticed that as well. If I used RO water from one of the Glacier water vending machines, it stay clear forever. I believe the acid reacts with some of the minerals in tap water and it turns cloudy. I have no idea if it affects how well it works.

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Old 03-11-2014, 12:45 AM   #66
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I always use the glacier water, at 2.49$ for 5 gallons and 0.49$ for the 1 gallon, why temp it..

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:57 AM   #67
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Wow, I pay $0.30 a gallon out of their machines. And it just went up a nickel.

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Craigtube did a video about this a while ago. He tested a cloudy batch of Starsan & a new,clear one. PH was the same. I can't post it here,damn hacker crap took out some functions. But it's the dead microbes & such in the water that help it cloud up. It doesn't really hurt it at all.

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Originally Posted by LovesIPA View Post
You are going to want to add some brewing salts to that water to make your beers come out better.

Download Bru 'N Water. It seems a little overwhelming at first but if you read the instructions on the first tab it makes sense. Once you play around with it some, it's actually pretty easy to use.
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The creator of Bru N' Water called it on the PH being high (post 57) before OP posted the water report. Mabrungard is the man with water!

BTW, he is running for the AHA governing committee.
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