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Posted in thread: Star San - Hard vs Soft Water on 01-05-2016 at 02:31 AM
The official answer is that Star San solutions should be clear and a pH below 3.5.If you used
Distilled water the solution would not turn cloudy. The product can react with hard water and
Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 08:18 PM
Craft beer is much more expensive to make because they use more ingredients and they donít buy
them by the trainload. There are other economies of scale.I can buy a lot of 8+% beers for
$11.99. The in...
Posted in thread: Dallas area suggestions on 11-14-2015 at 03:41 AM
is the airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Nobody lives there.Dallas and Fort
Worth are distinctly separate. Basically DFW is the dividing line. If you get it wrong, you
will offend th...
Posted in thread: Swamp Cooling Temperature + Fermenter Temp? on 11-05-2015 at 01:54 AM
My carboys are in water up to the level of the beer. The temperature of the beer, as measured
with a thermowell, is always within 1̊F, even with a vigorous fermentation. You can get
some wacky re...
Posted in thread: FYI: You can brew on 120v on 10-14-2015 at 08:12 PM
AlphaOmega has it exactly right. I think youíre taking the wrong voltage, and you really are
rocking 240.To put it another way, with your numbers, the efficiency of going to strike was
167%, going to ...
Posted in thread: Charcoal Filters Vs. Campden Tabs on 09-25-2015 at 08:40 PM
The test strips I have are for total chlorine, they read the total of free chlorine and
chloramine. I know I have 3ppm chloramine because the water dept told me so. This is the
indication I get from t...
Posted in thread: Charcoal Filters Vs. Campden Tabs on 09-23-2015 at 11:26 PM
Carbon works better than advertised to adsorb chloramine. I asked about it when I ordered a
replacement cartridge. They sent me some chlorine test strips. They indicated 3 ppm, which is
what the water...
Posted in thread: Oxidation Test on 09-18-2015 at 08:27 PM
When I bottle I fill the first bottle until the air is gone from the hose and bottle filler. I
add the last little bit of beer from after siphon starts glugging. I mark the cap on that one
and drink i...
Posted in thread: pH calibration with wort temps on Milwaukee M102 on 09-01-2015 at 09:08 PM
Readings should always be taken at 25C (77F). Unless a temperature is given, pH numbers are
always assumed to be at 25C. If you take the reading hot, it will be a little lower. Hot
solutions are more ...
Posted in thread: Swamp Cooler temp same as ambient? on 08-29-2015 at 01:39 AM
I think you want the thermometer in the water. During strong fermentation the beer is well
stirred by the evolving carbon dioxide. Before and after, the bottom is going to be a couple of