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Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-31-2014 at 10:35 PM
Although I have never experimented in a way that exactly reproduces those conditions I think
the answer is most probably that the pH does shift with time. The colder conditions may retard
Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-31-2014 at 07:28 PM
That is, of course, a very good question to which I do not have a definitive answer. pH
approaches its final value asymptotically in most cases so that most of the shift has taken
place after about 20...
Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-31-2014 at 03:21 PM
That's pretty good!Good to know. I will quit struggling to get Bru'n Water to predict exactly
what I measured; especially since delayed testing probably fouled the measurement anyway.Many
thanks to al...
Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-30-2014 at 08:23 PM
Hellbent,I put together a test mash the other day - just one pound of grain and the right
amount of distilled water with my salt additions (pickling lime, calcium chloride, etc). I
pulled samples ever...
Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-30-2014 at 07:52 PM
The pH should not have changed. I check during the mash in case I need to make an adjustment.
Without some crystal or dark malt, you should have had to add a little acid, I generally use
about 1/8 to ...
Posted in thread: Collecting mash samples and testing pH later. on 12-30-2014 at 06:31 PM
I'm still learning pH meter use. When I brewed yesterday, I drew mash samples every 20 minutes
and put them in a freezer. When I noticed the first two were frozen, I put them in the house on
Posted in thread: Most annoying response when you tell someone you're a homebrewer? on 12-24-2014 at 03:14 AM
I have the opposite problem. I don't have enough friends who drink craft beer and then end up
with a glut of my own home brew. I like to brew more than I like to drink, and I've won enough
medals to k...