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Posted in thread: Water Profile for Highland IL on 07-14-2014 at 03:11 AM
A softener is fine for your non-brewing uses, but don't use softened water for brewing. Many
activities in the home can benefit from a softener, but I find that just plumbing a softener to
the hot wat...
Posted in thread: 240v to 120v switch on 07-14-2014 at 03:03 AM
It's in a 240 V circuit so obviously it needs to be insulated for well above 240V. It must also
be capable of interrupting the full current load of the heater. If you have to ask these
questions you s...
Posted in thread: 240v to 120v switch on 07-14-2014 at 12:00 AM
Yes, sorry. I have a brand new 3wire plus ground circuit. I have neutral in the box
already.With the neutral present it's a simple matter of connecting one end of the element to
the common pole of the...
Posted in thread: mash ph on 07-13-2014 at 10:23 PM
I'm hoping that your 2% addition is based on an appropriate evaluation of the water and the
grist.Without doing an error budget I'll guess that uncertainties in other malts' buffering
capacities and D...
Posted in thread: Santa Rosa CA water report on 07-13-2014 at 08:41 PM
My LBS told me that they only use RO built water due to chlorine....Did they really say that?
As the water is chlorinated as opposed to chloraminated simple standing, especially warm in a
HLT will re...
Posted in thread: 240v to 120v switch on 07-13-2014 at 08:12 PM
The problem is that you have the ends of the element connected to the two hots. With a spdt
switch you can connect one end of the element to either the other hot or to the neutral if the
neutral is av...
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-13-2014 at 03:23 PM
400 micron basket? No, probably not. 400u is 0.4 mm and I'm pretty sure the holes are bigger
than that. Can't go look because it's in VA and I'm in QC.
Posted in thread: Schmitz Hochkurz Decoction on 07-13-2014 at 01:56 PM
My only comment is that I use what appears to be that identical basket to separate liquid from
grain for the 3rd (thin) decoction. I hang it across the top of the decoction vessel on a 2 x
4, pump the...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 07-13-2014 at 12:38 AM
The intention is that 2% means 2% of the grist is sauermalz and the rest is something else e.g.
2 lbs sauermalz and 98 lbs of other malts. But, as has been observed, if you have 100 lbs of
grain and a...
Posted in thread: Ideas on Storing Well Water? on 07-12-2014 at 01:53 AM
Bacteria somehow find a foothold in ever the purest water. I sometimes think they use carbon
dioxide as a carbon source and light as an energy source. Well or RO water stored in pressure