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Posted in thread: Adding Vanilla bean at bottling on 11-18-2013 at 06:03 PM
Did a porter with oak and vanilla. Added the beans (split down the length) into a tertiary for
2 weeks after a secondary with oak for 2 weeks. Been in bottles since July so I don't know if
it worked o...
Posted in thread: Cascade citra apollo simcoe columbus ipa help on 07-16-2013 at 06:39 PM
I'd go with .5 oz of the Columbus at 60min. Then .5oz of each Cascade and Citra (so total of 1
ounce) at 20/15/10/5/0 with 3oz of Simcoe for 7 days in a dry hop. I have made an IPA with a
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-07-2013 at 06:57 PM
Thank you for all the help!
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-06-2013 at 02:41 PM
Dave, Carmel does ion-exchange softening of it's water supply also. The sodium would reflect
that. However, both calcium and magnesium are effectively removed in the ion-exchange process,
so I expect ...
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-06-2013 at 02:36 PM
mabrungard is the water expert, so he'll have to answer the question about the amount of
magnesium for sure. I use RO water, and don't add epsom salts ever, but that doesn't mean it's
always right! I ...
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-05-2013 at 07:57 PM
From my understanding, the water utility in Bargersville attempts to soften the water. My guess
is that the sodium is a residual from that process. I would think the low calcium might be an
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-05-2013 at 05:16 PM
Nevermind... I'm going to use RO water from Walmart and add gypsum, calcium chloride, magnesium
sulfate and lactic acid. The EZ water spreadsheet is awesome!
Posted in thread: Help with my water, please on 06-05-2013 at 02:49 PM
I don't have the entire profile, yet. I have emailed the local utility and this is what I have
so far...Soduim 116Calcium 43Magnesium 100+Alk 224PH 8.0I know I can change the PH, but the Mag
level is ...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-04-2013 at 07:51 PM
The stainless steel teaball kept all the hops inside and only received a minuscule amount of
hop debris in my first two pints from the keg, the rest was clear. When I finally finished the
keg and clea...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-04-2013 at 07:45 PM
I'm planning on giving this a shot, but I have a quick question about it...If you chill to
180ish and then do your hop stand does that negatively affect the formation of cold break
and/or beer clarity...