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Posted in thread: Something wrong with my Milk stout! on 11-23-2014 at 08:10 PM
Then I read about chloride and sodium, and learned that it can make it sweeter, or anyhow make
the sweetness taste better.Yes, you can and it does.Since I have 11 in NA+ and 13 in CI, I
thought I had ...
Posted in thread: Something wrong with my Milk stout! on 11-23-2014 at 08:05 PM
..you don't use garlic and salt in a 3:1 ratio- I hope not. That's much too low! Did you know
that most cooking books are way off probably due to a translation error from the Italian? Where
they say '...
Posted in thread: Something wrong with my Milk stout! on 11-23-2014 at 07:49 PM
It's hard to say what may be at play here. A more fundamental observation than lack of expected
sweet taste would be the measured gravity. Was it near expectations?You put in a lot of
bicarbonate and ...
Posted in thread: pH Meter Calibration on 11-23-2014 at 01:44 PM
The better meters all have that feature. It lets you, the analyst, decide when a buffer reading
is stable enough to accept rather than having the meter make that decision for you. It is a big
Posted in thread: Measuring Calcium Chloride on 11-22-2014 at 10:54 PM
I went by the LHBS today and picked up a couple of 2 Oz jars of calcium chloride prills. They
assay 76% CaCl2 by this method and are thus effectively the dihydrate. I have edited the
original post to ...
Posted in thread: RO Sparge Water on 11-21-2014 at 06:19 PM
Although it was only speculation at that time, I decided to add some calcium (CaCl2) to my
sparge water. Problem solved and back on top at the competitions.The chloride ion often gets
Posted in thread: sanke kegs?? on 11-21-2014 at 02:05 PM
Very interested to understand how you fill up your kegs without removing a spear in your sanke
keg. Please teach me your jedi tricks.Nothing Jedi about it. You just have to emulate
commercial brewery ...
Posted in thread: pH Meter Calibration on 11-21-2014 at 05:21 AM
I would want manual calibration mainly for high pH -- for doing water treatment, both for
brewing and for aquariums. High pH buffer solutions don't have a very long shelf life (or so
I've heard) becau...
Posted in thread: What is a good water profile for American IPAs? on 11-20-2014 at 10:47 PM
He's not really telling you much here, is he? We can make a couple of observations
though.[*]Stone Ruination, 10th and 11th Anniversary Ale - Use municipal water (~300ppm
hardness) that is carbon filt...
Posted in thread: sanke kegs?? on 11-20-2014 at 10:21 PM
I keep seeing these threads and they always seem to come down to how simple it is to take out
the spear. My question is why would anyone want to take out the spear? Sanke's are not designed
to have th...