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Posted in thread: And the baby is... on 06-28-2010 at 07:07 PM
Congratulations all! My wife and I have a 4-month-old baby boy, and it's been a grand
adventure. Even just a short time in, I can't imagine life without my son, and he's already an
integral part of my...
Posted in thread: Water Analysis Question on 06-28-2010 at 06:19 PM
You can calculate the values you're interested in from the data that you already have. Calcium
can be calculated from total hardness and magnesium concentrations, as total hardness is a
function of ma...
Posted in thread: Adding Sodium Meta BiSulfate To The Wort? on 06-25-2010 at 04:51 PM
Posted in thread: John Palmer Batch Sparge Equations on 06-25-2010 at 03:50 PM
Does anyone else looking at JP's sparge water equation think he's got his example wrong? I
don't think the units work out...Rb has units of vol/lb. If you assume Vb is in gallons, but k
is in quarts/l...
Posted in thread: John Palmer Batch Sparge Equations on 06-25-2010 at 12:20 PM
On a slightly different note, a guy named Ken Schwartz discusses the calculations at his
website here. I expect JP referenced his work for the calculations in How to Brew, but what I
like about the or...
Posted in thread: John Palmer Batch Sparge Equations on 06-25-2010 at 03:03 AM
There are typos in both equations that he corrects here. In the sparge mash ratio equation, Vb2
should read Vb^2. However, k should be in quarts per pound, and NOT total quarts as you've
Posted in thread: How does size of boil affect IBU? on 06-21-2010 at 06:39 PM
It is the boil size, but not for the reason you think - it's the specific gravity of your wort.
As you add water, you're diluting the concentration of sugars in solution, and that changes
your hops ut...
Posted in thread: Help! Need a "It's a Girl Beer" on 06-21-2010 at 02:28 PM
This came up not so long ago - someone wanted to distribute pink beers instead of cigars for
the upcoming birth of his daughter. The thread was here. I think he ultimately decided to use
Posted in thread: Chloramine removal on 06-20-2010 at 02:44 AM
Chloramines can also be removed by activated carbon filtration.
Posted in thread: Favourite beer? on 06-18-2010 at 08:17 PM
Mönchshof Schwarzbier - I love everything about it. I had a really good Newcastle a few weeks
ago that really hit the spot, and I've been a bit obsessed with it since then.