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Posted in thread: Mash pH on 09-22-2016 at 03:20 PM
What does starch conversion during the first 5 minutes have to do with beer flavor? Let's just
assume that mash pH is super important for best flavor (however defined) -- but who's to say
that the fir...
Posted in thread: Mash pH on 09-20-2016 at 06:15 PM
I am curious because where traditionally a brewer would get their mash pH in range and then
sparge with water that is treated differently or not at all, that maybe treating all of my
brewing liquor th...
Posted in thread: Mash pH on 09-20-2016 at 05:54 PM
Also 0.5 ml 88% Lactic acid to mash only.Great feedback. So when did you check mash pH (how
much time into it after dough-in), what temp was it when you took the reading, and how much did
the .5ml of ...
Posted in thread: Issues Under-Shooting Ferm Temps w/ Probe In Wort (Temp Controlled Freezer) on 09-19-2016 at 03:46 PM
I have a chest freezer with Ranco digital temp controller. I have a Speidel fermenter with a
thermowell that sticks down in the wort. The probe from my Ranco is a perfect fit and I push
that all the w...
Posted in thread: My Weldless Build Using Strut on 09-19-2016 at 11:22 AM
Awesome! Looks like you have it pretty figured out!
Posted in thread: Adjusted pH with phophoric acid, ruined beer! on 09-16-2016 at 05:17 PM
So I think I'm starting to figure this out. In all prior batches, I had been shooting for 5.2
pH, but I was measuring at room temp. We want the mash pH to be 5.1-5.3 so that's what it needs
to be in m...
Posted in thread: Mash pH on 09-16-2016 at 12:36 PM
Agreed. Right before that he says "I cannot stress enough the importance of treating your mash
water." So ok, he's definitely talking mash pH. What's more odd is he says "if you are not
Posted in thread: Mash pH on 09-15-2016 at 11:31 PM
Well, I wrote John an email a few hours ago and this is what I got back:"Jeff, those are a
target for hot side. John KimmichBy "hot side" are you sure he's not referring to the boil
kettle (often refe...
Posted in thread: Adjusted pH with phophoric acid, ruined beer! on 09-14-2016 at 03:33 PM
On the other hand, this is what BS is saying should be the approach using my base Lancaster, PA
water from my local water report...
Posted in thread: Adjusted pH with phophoric acid, ruined beer! on 09-14-2016 at 03:29 PM
Yeah, I wasn't going to bother for ~1g. I guess BS just put that in there to add some calcium
without anymore sulfate (like a CaSO4 addition). I used the "Match Target Profile" button and
BS tries to ...