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  • Posted in thread: Burton's Water Salts on 07-31-2014 at 09:17 PM
    According to the chart my pH is slightly high for my amber, that it's closer to ideal for a
    light brown ale.It's going to be too high for a beer without much dark malts, but again, you
    are thinking to...

  • Posted in thread: Burton's Water Salts on 07-31-2014 at 08:39 PM
    If you want to get into water adjustments, I really think you'll have to familiarize yourself
    with a spreadsheet like BrunWater. It's recipe specific. You also need to address the
    alkalinity issue you...

  • Posted in thread: Burton's Water Salts on 07-31-2014 at 08:34 PM
    Won't gypsum increase the sulfates as well (calcium sulfate)?Right, that's what I am saying...
    using enough Gyspum.. which is Calcium Sulfate.. will also cause your sulfates to go above
    100ppm. You do...

  • Posted in thread: Burton's Water Salts on 07-31-2014 at 08:09 PM
    Because my calcium is very low (38). I'd like it to be 75 or so.My sulfates are also low
    (25).But to use gypsum to get calcium up to 75, you're going to have to spike your sulfates
    well above 100ppm. ...

  • Posted in thread: getting very discouraged with this hobby, pls help... on 07-31-2014 at 07:35 PM
    The most obvious thing I see, and I'm surprised only one person mentioned it before me, is the
    dextrose. If it's too alcoholy drop the dextrose. The only thing the dextrose does is up the
    alcohol. Dro...

  • Posted in thread: getting very discouraged with this hobby, pls help... on 07-31-2014 at 06:37 PM
    If he has this comment from two separate judges, I wouldn't blame him for wanting to explore
    it. I'd really like to hear his water profile, but especially why he's using spring water.

  • Posted in thread: getting very discouraged with this hobby, pls help... on 07-31-2014 at 05:54 PM
    Hi all, as the title says, I'm in a slump and need some pro guidance here. I've been brewing
    for a year and half and for the last 4 batches, trying to make a good IPA. I just got my score
    sheet back f...

  • Posted in thread: Burton's Water Salts on 07-31-2014 at 05:39 PM
    I found gypsum online and have ordered a pound.Why are you adding gypsum?

  • Posted in thread: I wonder why partial boillers don't do it this way.... on 07-30-2014 at 08:37 PM
    When you ask about partial boilers are you referring to extract brewers or all grain brewers?My
    guess is that most partial boilers are extract, but not all.

  • Posted in thread: Problems with hitting og on 07-30-2014 at 08:12 PM
    I actually prefer the light drinkable beers so this should be perfect!Well, if that's your
    style, then go after a session beer... but brew it that way! You'll have better results. As
    encouraged as I a...

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