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Posted in thread: Saison: Keg or bottle age? on 12-20-2014 at 03:19 PM
My first attempt at a Saison is going well so far. Successfully managed to get good attenuation
with WLP565 (gravity = 1.005 after 7 days in the primary; Jamil's BCS recipe). I'm looking for
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 08:51 PM
It seems pretty clear that something is amiss with my measurements. That I accept. And thanks
for the info about measurement & calibration -- I'll check the sticky. Not to belabor the point
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 07:07 PM
Now you've got me worried about the meter, even though I was quite careful with the calibration
and re-confirmed with pH 4 and 7 buffers after the mash was done. Does it matter whether there
are bits ...
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 12:47 PM
I did in fact keep the meter in the pH 4 buffer solution in between readings (with a quick
swish in RO water before taking the mash readings). I use the little sachet buffer packets,
which were opened...
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 01:53 AM
Well, I did wait 10 minutes before the initial pH reading, and about 5 minutes after the lactic
acid addition. I stirred, but my arm was still pretty well attached! I stirred again before
taking the s...
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 01:14 AM
Yep. Calibrated with pH 4 and 7 buffers, the same day.
Posted in thread: Chasing pH on 04-22-2012 at 12:36 AM
I'm trying to get a handle on water adjustments and pH control when using RO water as a
starting point. The RO water I used gave TDS = 1 with my meter, so it seems quite good. A
recent batch of Americ...
Posted in thread: pH is way too high on 12-31-2011 at 07:54 PM
I didn't realize that TDS meters are so cheap. That's a small investment worth making. Thanks
for the help!
Posted in thread: pH is way too high on 12-31-2011 at 02:28 PM
It looks like the WalMart RO water is the culprit. I made up some mini-mash batches with 100
grams of grain, of the same composition as the big batch, in an insulated coffee mug, and
checked the pH. W...
Posted in thread: pH is way too high on 12-28-2011 at 08:47 PM
[quote=mabrungard;3607234]Where is your RO water from? Are you sure its actually RO water that
is relatively free from ions and the total dissolved solids (TDS) are low (like