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  • Posted in thread: Cont'd thin beer... on 04-08-2014 at 08:47 PM
    With an FG of 1.015 I don't believe it's the mash temperatures. It could be your carbonation
    levels. If you have too much carbonation it can give you a thin mouthfeel. In partial mashes,
    you are using...

  • Posted in thread: Good Yeast For Imperial Stout on 01-04-2014 at 03:09 PM
    WLP 013 will ferment your RIS. I just finished aging a 10.8% barleywine and the WLP 013 was a
    champ. Big starter, lots of O2, and it took off. 76% attenuation too.

  • Posted in thread: Glacier Water Dispenser on 09-27-2013 at 01:48 AM
    This is paraphrased from the notes I took from the Glacier rep I spoke with, who said the
    filter is that the rejection rate of bicarbonates starts at about 98%, but it degrades very
    quickly, because o...

  • Posted in thread: Glacier Water Dispenser on 09-27-2013 at 01:42 AM
    This isn't some scam, it's just how RO works. The machine closest to me takes in (on average)
    500 TDS water. The product is 4 TDS (99% rejection) and will rise over the course of months to
    about 8 TDS...

  • Posted in thread: Glacier Water Dispenser on 09-25-2013 at 02:56 AM
    Be wary of these machines because they're not really RO water machines. I was having problems
    with water chemistry, here in the Texas Hill Country, so I started buying the Glacier water. I
    had problem...

  • Posted in thread: Soapy flavors on 05-26-2013 at 04:36 AM
    My my soapy flavor i had in some batches came from water chemistry. My tap water tastes fine,
    but it is alkaline and hard. This flavor was most apparent in the batches that had American,
    citrus hops. ...

  • Posted in thread: Firestone Walker Pale 31 extract clone on 04-10-2013 at 01:25 AM
    What you are doing is basically a mini mash. Munich and MO have "mashing enzymes" (diastatic
    power,) so holding them at 155 is a mash. With that small of a mash, there isn't a lot being
    converted, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Things a Homebrewer Thinks on 04-03-2013 at 07:10 PM
    The excruciating mental math; "I have X number of full bottles and X number of empty bottles. I
    will be brewing in two weeks. How many bottles do I need to drink before then, yet not run out
    of beer?"...

  • Posted in thread: Mosaic Hops IPA on 01-20-2013 at 01:46 AM
    I see in the recipe he has a 5gal cooler for an MT. At 11.5lbs of grain, the cooler is about
    maxed out at 1.25qt/lb of water. He won't be able to add the 3+ lbs of grain to bring his OG up
    to what he ...

  • Posted in thread: Yet another Water Report-San Antonio on 03-21-2012 at 08:16 PM
    Joe, I live about 45 miles north of you, and I get my water from the aquifer. I have a similar
    water profile, but with a tad more bicarb. After about 1.5 yrs brewing, I can say that the
    water has been...


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