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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...
Posted in thread: Water looks ok for brewing on 09-23-2016 at 02:15 PM
1) You may not need acid to bring the mash pH down. It will depend on the grain bill and what
additions you use. This is something you will need to enter into Bru'n Water for each different
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments VIA Bru'n Water on 09-23-2016 at 01:13 PM
You don't need to worry about matching bicarbonate levels. Bicarbonate (for most beers) can be
0 or as close to 0 as possible. Unless you are brewing a dark beer, just forget that
bicarbonate column e...
Posted in thread: A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer on 09-20-2016 at 12:43 PM
Is the information in the OP still relevant?It made everything sound so simple...Buy an RO
filter, add x amount of this and x amount of that to the water (at least I thought it was to
the water?) and ...
Posted in thread: First time brew with RO water on 09-20-2016 at 02:33 AM
Questions Based On The Above Info And Quote*) Is gypsum, chalk, and Calcium Carbonate all the
same thing? Is he talking about adding it to the finished beer? Or should I be adding it to the
grains or ...