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  • 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
    degrees coole...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone else annoyed with newer breweries using cans? on 08-26-2015 at 05:31 PM
    I avoid plastic in my food. Can linings are particularly nasty. They are polycarbonate, made
    from bisphenol a resin. The FDA says itís okay, because the chemical companies say so.
    judging we use pla...

  • Posted in thread: How long for water bath fermentation? on 08-12-2015 at 03:21 AM
    Check gravity? Always a good idea. It seems youíre on top of it, with tight temperature control
    and an awareness of the need to ramp it up after the fermentation is mostly done. Package it
    when itís d...

  • Posted in thread: You know its gonna be a good day when... on 08-12-2015 at 12:09 AM
    Any day you can switch directly from coffee to beer.

  • Posted in thread: AC to DC power converter issue on 08-11-2015 at 05:13 PM
    I suppose your ammeter is looking for 12 volts to power it. I donít think 21 VDC would smoke
    it, at least not immediately. Check your wiring. Unplug that bad boy and look for a short. Use
    your ohmmete...

  • Posted in thread: Hop stand in priming sugar water. Thoughts? on 08-04-2015 at 08:34 PM
    .5 mL of 85% Phosphoric. It seems to cut the grassiness, pH about 4. I don't think it's
    critical, you just want it to be slightly acidic. It seems alkalinity brings out the vegetal
    part of the hops. 1...


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