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Posted in thread: pH 5.2 Stabilizer. Experience? on 03-04-2015 at 03:02 PM
I know without having all the information it's hard to rule out, but is 5.2 a likely cause of
this?Probably not. If you have a mash that comes in at pH 5.7 or 5.8 the curve in the previous
Posted in thread: first pilsner - decoction questions. on 03-04-2015 at 03:36 AM
Well he was right in the sense that the only way to tell is by the double blind triangle test
but he is wrong if he concludes that decoctions do not produce better beer than other means
based on the t...
Posted in thread: How much will RO system help with high bicarbonates? on 03-03-2015 at 05:12 PM
A newly installed system should get 95% or more so you might have 16.5 mg/L. Very high mineral
content waters challenge RO sustems. You could always put 3 in tandem if one by itself was not
Posted in thread: water for a barley wine? on 03-03-2015 at 10:28 AM
You will need some acid and calcium chloride. You do not need gypsum but might very well want
some or even quite a bit depending on you tastes.
Posted in thread: Is this pH meter good enough for brewing? on 03-03-2015 at 10:25 AM
What does your common sense tell you?
Posted in thread: Adjusting Water on 03-03-2015 at 05:33 AM
It's what Brewer's Friend calculates it to be. No, not at all. Never rely on a calculated
(spreadsheet, calculator) pH for anything other than a rough estimate and for gaining insight
as to how chang...
Posted in thread: Gas mix for nitro on 03-02-2015 at 11:09 PM
I would be suspicious of the notion that different CO2/NO gas blends are distributed in
different type cylinders.I'd be really suspicious too of anyone selling a mix of CO2 and nitric
oxide. Now CO2 a...
Posted in thread: 240v Elements -Single SSR or 2? Pros / Cons? on 03-02-2015 at 10:49 PM
There is only one reason to use two SSR's and that is so that if one fails ON (and everyone
assumes that SSR's always fail on) having the other one turn off properly will interrupt the
current flow to...
Posted in thread: Gas mix for nitro on 03-02-2015 at 10:26 PM
I can only make some general observation based on my experiences in the States where things are
a little different. For starters, stout is dispensed with 25% CO2 here. Thus if dispensed with
30% at th...
Posted in thread: Reducing alkalinity with slaked lime on 03-02-2015 at 10:07 PM
Unfortunately, there is no 'right' answer. If you follow the guidelines of the article (with
the missing decimal point inserted) looking at the water as is i.e. with its 3,73 mEq/L
alkalinity and 3,18...