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  • Posted in thread: Water Report From Ward Lab, What Do You Think? on 12-02-2016 at 11:08 PM
    I see you were also asking about campden taablets. I assume you are worried about chlorine? I
    think the charcoal filter will remove chlorine, but some municipatities add chloramide.
    Charcoal does not ...

  • Posted in thread: Water Report From Ward Lab, What Do You Think? on 12-02-2016 at 05:10 PM
    I ignored the PH on my report. The mash chemistry will change the PH quite a bit.What caught my
    attention is all that bicarbonate. Not the best for IPAs. A quick Google turned up info that
    Pre-boiling...

  • Posted in thread: Kraeusen still on top after 17 days on 11-09-2016 at 10:22 PM
    Yes... 25 years brewing, and 15 batches ;)Can you honestly tell me that's how you pull
    hydrometer samples? When you pressurize the head space it will keep flowing until the pressure
    equalizes. You nee...

  • Posted in thread: Kraeusen still on top after 17 days on 11-09-2016 at 09:17 PM
    Re: MagicMattNot picking on you. Like I said, you are right. We all just have preferred
    methods...Wow, pulling hydrometer samples with CO2? Sounds pretty fussy. I honestly can't even
    picture it. I tho...

  • Posted in thread: Kraeusen still on top after 17 days on 11-08-2016 at 11:33 PM
    And the only way to be certain that the beer is finished is to take a gravity reading 2 days
    apart. If the numbers don't change, it's done.This is textbook advice. And you are not wrong,
    but not for m...

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency and effects of a 72C (161F) step in a no-sparge setup on 11-08-2016 at 04:05 PM
    It's certainly worth testing, but my gut says something else going on. I have heard recently
    the conversion is mostly done in the first 10 minutes or so. The remaining mash time is just
    additional che...

  • Posted in thread: Kraeusen still on top after 17 days on 11-08-2016 at 03:45 PM
    Kraeusen sometimes does not fall. Some Ale yeasts truly flocculate on the top. What yeast? When
    I use WY-1007 I just ignore it, or rock the carboy a bit to wash it down, then let it
    settle.And I will ...

  • Posted in thread: American hefeweizen yeast in IPA on 06-19-2016 at 11:41 AM
    Sounds like it would be great. I have never tried this WLP320, but I guarantee it is just as
    happy eating barley malt as wheat! (Probably happier)I guess you are pulling our leg about
    throwing it out?...

  • Posted in thread: BIAC nano brewery feedback? on 04-20-2016 at 11:36 AM
    He plans to mash in it. That makes it 4-in one, right?For sparge I think you are limited to a
    quick rinse as you lift the colander.

  • Posted in thread: BIAC nano brewery feedback? on 04-19-2016 at 11:11 PM
    Thanks for responding!Yes, that's an easy solution, just buy a few more fermenters. But the
    grain to water ratio is kind of a permanent thing. I read a good article about grain to water
    ratio. To summ...

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