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Posted in thread: Liquid inside my hydrometer?? on 02-12-2016 at 03:40 AM
It was doubtless there when it left the factory.
Posted in thread: Liquid inside my hydrometer?? on 02-11-2016 at 07:46 PM
....so there is certainly no crack in it...I'm baffled as to how it got in there?? There has
too be. How else would that much water have gotten in there.My wife is a biomedical engineer
(aka smarter ...
Posted in thread: Phosphoric acid drawbacks? on 02-11-2016 at 02:49 PM
Interesting. Phosphoric acid is very popular this side of the pond as we don't have AMS/CRS. I
wonder if people over here are seeing this. I can explain why it shouldn't happen but I can't
Posted in thread: Help With Water Profile (IPA) on 02-11-2016 at 02:34 PM
OK. The notable thing about this water is the high level of sodium chloride. This is high
enough that you are probably effectively blocked from using calcium chloride as a calcium
source and you will ...
Posted in thread: RO Filter and Water Analysis Questions on 02-11-2016 at 02:27 PM
Pure water in equilibrium with 0.0003 atm partial pressure of CO2 will be at pH 5.64 but RO
water with even a tiny amount of bicarbonate in it will be at appreciably higher pH. For
example, 1.5 mg/L b...
Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner Water Profile on 02-11-2016 at 01:46 PM
Can someone review and provide some insight as to what is best to add to get the profile closet
to what I need?I appreciate the help.As what is best to add is what gives you the beer you like
Posted in thread: Help With Water Profile Entries - Beersmith / Bru'n Water on 02-11-2016 at 01:34 PM
Alkalinity was 20 ppm as CaCO3 (because alkalinity is in the same units as Residual
Alkalinity). Twenty ppm as CaCO3 means that the analyst dded 20/50 = 0.4 mEq of acid to each
liter of the water in o...
Posted in thread: Help With Water Profile Entries - Beersmith / Bru'n Water on 02-11-2016 at 05:12 AM
The fundamental water parameter is alkalinity, not bicarbonate. If bicarbonate is given then
the pH must also be specified to the program so that it can figure out the alkalinity which is
what it need...
Posted in thread: Phosphoric acid drawbacks? on 02-11-2016 at 05:04 AM
Beerstone is a deposit of calcium oxalate embedded in a protein matrix. The matrix needs to be
oxidized and the pH lowered to dissolve the precipitate. This is traditionally done with a mix
of nitric ...
Posted in thread: Help With Water Profile (IPA) on 02-10-2016 at 08:04 PM
Your water certainly doesn't contain 63 ppm CaCO3. Is that the alkalinity "as CaCO3"?