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Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 12-01-2016 at 01:18 AM
So, you say test the PH of the mash. I've read that testing PH while the source is hot both
shortens the life of the PH meter probe, and gives inaccurate readings. What is your experience
with that? A...
Posted in thread: Kinda rookie question on 10-08-2016 at 02:03 PM
Once it's carbed to your satisfaction, put them somewhere cold (fridge, cold cellar, etc.) The
cold will help slow any degradation.But, I'm going to step up on a soapbox here: I don't think
Posted in thread: Throwing in the towel on 10-08-2016 at 01:56 PM
You might give up on those "toy" beer kits and brew a real beer kit. I like the kits that
Northern Brewer sells. I started with the Irish Red Ale kit, did the Patersbier and the Nut
Brown. They all tu...
Posted in thread: What exactly does refrigerating a homebrew do? on 09-27-2016 at 01:57 PM
My guess it has more to do with that Trillium you had just drank.I would think so too.
Especially if it was one of their bigger hopped beers. Sort of like drinking a very strong
coffee than trying a v...
Posted in thread: Help - Water, Phenolic, Tannins, PH on 09-24-2016 at 06:51 PM
I agree with Yooper. Your alkalinity is high. A tap filter doesn't remove anything. It may make
your water taste better. It possibly removes chlorine depending on the flow rate. It doesn't
remove Ca, ...
Posted in thread: Quick ideas on an improvised starter container? on 09-24-2016 at 12:54 PM
Oh I didn't know you had two vials. You could have just made two 1.5L starters. That would have
given you plenty of yeast for a lager.The 3L starter has a slightly low inoculation rate. At 3L
it is 20...
Posted in thread: Brew Boss Systems on 09-23-2016 at 10:06 PM
I hate not having TC. I need to email Darin and see what I can do to upgrade. His original
system came with weldless fittings.
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 09-23-2016 at 07:28 PM
Let me see if I have this right...If I input my water report from my local utility into Bru'n
Water and all the 'Finished Water Profile' values are green, I don't need to adjust
anything?Can it be tha...
Posted in thread: Quick ideas on an improvised starter container? on 09-23-2016 at 04:14 PM
OP is better off doing a step anyway. A 3L starter will give OP the necessary yeast but the
inoculation rate is too low. 1L to 2L step is the best way to go.To really determine the best
starter, we ne...
Posted in thread: Quick ideas on an improvised starter container? on 09-23-2016 at 03:16 PM
Use a calculator and do a step starter. Make a smaller starter, cold crash, decant and use the
yeast to create another starter.Do a 1L starter then make a 2L starter with that 1L starter
yeast. I assu...