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Posted in thread: Calculating Dissolved Oxygen on 06-27-2013 at 01:06 PM
I, and many others, inject oxygen and yeast simultaneously into the line filling the
fermenter.How do you, and many others, inject the yeast?
Posted in thread: Alpha acetolactate decarboxylase - diacetyl killer on 03-20-2013 at 10:29 PM
If you pitch lager at cold temp (close to 40 °F) and let it warm itself to about 48 °F and let
it ferment there to within 1°P of terminal, then lower the temperature gradually to around
freezing and t...
Posted in thread: SSR or Mechanical Relay on 02-15-2013 at 05:18 PM
Is there a preference to control fermentation freezers? I have a BCS462. Pros/cons of SSR vs
mechanical relay, contactor?I am also going to have a heating pad or lamp for dual temp
control. Relating t...
Posted in thread: Principles of Brewing Science errors? on 07-24-2012 at 01:49 AM
In Fix's book, page 47, Table 1.7, he indicates the following, in regards to mashing effects
during temperature rests:Temp (C) 60-65....ALPHA amylase activity leading to maltose production
Temp (C) 65...
Posted in thread: RO Equipment Question on 03-16-2012 at 02:25 PM
A water softener is not needed for that water since the calcium and magnesium are already
fairly low. If anything, that water has the appearance of having been run through a softener
Posted in thread: RO Equipment Question on 03-16-2012 at 01:52 PM
Thank you for the responses. I did double check the sodium rejection numbers, and they were
correctly indicated in the original post--however, these were simply nominal numbers and not
specific to the...
Posted in thread: RO Equipment Question on 03-15-2012 at 06:11 PM
I am in the process of purchasing a water filtration system. A vendor I am working with put
together a system that included a tradional water softener prior to a 4 stage RO. If the RO
system is rated ...
Posted in thread: Wiring modification on 01-13-2012 at 01:41 PM
40 gallons. If there is an advantage to suppling dual feeds, that can be done. If it is not
necessary, I am looking for a recommendation to modifiy the wiring to support the extra current
Posted in thread: Wiring modification on 01-12-2012 at 01:35 PM
Could anybody recommend a modification to the following wiring diagram that would support (2)
240v, 5500 w elements in the BK and (2) 240v, 5500 w elements in the HLT? I have access to dual
Posted in thread: Sparge water PH on 01-04-2012 at 10:19 PM
Why when brewers refer to acidifying their sparge water, the always refer to targeting a
specific pH? Does the acid consume the alkalinity and therefore, alkalinity no longer matters?
Is it the alkali...