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Posted in thread: RO or RO/DI ? on 08-31-2014 at 12:46 AM
I was recently gifted a RO/DI water filter. I have a couple of questions about it:1. I've heard
that it's better to bypass the DI section. Is that true? 2. My current water in Vancouver BC is
Posted in thread: Scotch Ale - Bottle Conditioning Temps? on 07-04-2014 at 04:06 AM
I'm just about to bottle my scotch ale, after a month in primary. I was planning on doing my
usual 3 weeks at 70F to carb, but then what? Should I age the bottles at room temp? I've also
been reading ...
Posted in thread: Refrigeration Temp for Bottled Homebrew? on 02-08-2014 at 06:45 PM
My beer fridge has a temperature controller on it, which I use to keep my bottled homebrew at
50f. I've used this temperature to mimic the low end of cellaring temps, as well as to have the
beer pour ...
Posted in thread: When to add brew salts? on 01-10-2014 at 07:23 PM
1. The salt additions for the mash...Should I be putting that in the mash water, heating that
water, then mashing my grains with that water? Or can I just toss the salts in with my grains
as I pour th...
Posted in thread: Water adjustments when adding dark grains later on 11-11-2013 at 06:09 PM
How does one adjust the water chemistry when adding the dark malts at the end of the mash?
Should I adjust my water for a lighter beer or treat it as if the dark malts were in the mash
the whole time?...
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments - Am I doing this correctly? on 08-27-2013 at 08:57 PM
I have company arriving shortly, otherwise I'd run it through bru'n water for you. But try it!
It's very helpful even if you use a different water spreadsheet in the end.I'm reading through
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments - Am I doing this correctly? on 08-27-2013 at 07:05 PM
Are these numbers correct? I have never seen values that low in a posted water report. Does
your city run it through a giant RO machine before it enters the mains? :)Numbers are correct.
That's BC wat...
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments - Am I doing this correctly? on 08-27-2013 at 05:56 PM
While we all want to have things simple (especially me!), that is overly simplistic. I highly
recommend trying bru'n water for a spreadsheet. It's harder than EZ water at first- but it's
chock full of...
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments - Am I doing this correctly? on 08-27-2013 at 05:47 PM
You aren't low on magnesium- malt has plenty of magnesium so you can ignore that. Some people
like to add magnesium, as it can produce this "sharp" sort of sour flavor that can enhance hops
and it may...
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments - Am I doing this correctly? on 08-27-2013 at 05:27 PM
First, toss out the baking soda (it raises pH), and see what you get. Also, leave out the epsom
salts. They aren't needed either.Thanks for the quick reply. Leaving out the baking soda and
the epsom s...