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Posted in thread: Mash pH and salt additions on 06-01-2016 at 12:29 AM
Hello everyone!So, I made the jump to all grain brewing a few batches ago and haven't really
looked too much into treating my water until now. I am using Chicago water from Lake Michigan
and the ion l...
Posted in thread: Hard water and oxiclean? on 05-30-2016 at 04:29 PM
Vinegar gets the deposits off
Posted in thread: How many pounds of spent grain do you produce every year? How do you dispose of it? on 05-30-2016 at 12:36 PM
Makes excellent compost.
Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 05-30-2016 at 12:30 PM
With over 1,200 posts on this topic, it's been tough to find a clear answer. What's the
sanitation protocol for all this? Same as normal bottling? Or is it just rinsed cleaned bottles
and not much of ...
Posted in thread: We no need no stinking beer gun... on 05-30-2016 at 12:25 PM
Do you need a separate picnic tap than your normal serving tap? i.e. can you pull the modified
bottle filler out once you are done or is it jammed in there so well that it's stuck or you'll
Posted in thread: Watermelon wheat available in MI on 05-24-2016 at 12:41 AM
I've only had one (good) commercial watermelon wheat. That was 21st Amendment's "Hell or High
Water(melon)" or something like that. I've never seen one for sale locally, I don't think.I
made one that ...
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-22-2016 at 01:36 PM
*wortNope, it's "specific to your instrument." E.g. Second paragraph, last sentence. Most
people on these forums seem to have wcf's ranging from 0.9-1.1 which is specific to their
instrument, but pr...
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-22-2016 at 01:20 PM
Like I said, I use the refract every time during the boil. My boil time is depends on that
measurement. I ONLY use it for the boil. Otherwise, hydrometer FTW.I find it much easier to
obtain only a dro...
Posted in thread: Watermelon wheat available in MI on 05-21-2016 at 02:14 PM
Thanks everyone, I did manage to find some watermelon beer to try. Picked up new Belgium heavy
melon (also made with lime) and ballast point watermelon Dorado. The ballast point takes some
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-21-2016 at 12:45 PM
I just use tap water. Any discrepancy there is going to be within margin of error of my reading
it anyway.If you want to be really thorough, measure a sample of wort with a hydrometer that
you are sur...