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Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 08-01-2016 at 03:53 AM
When last I visited this site I was being chastised for suggesting someone with classic HSA off
flavors try and reduce their splashing. I was told by several people that HSA is a myth and
Posted in thread: Should I purchase this Water analysis? on 09-11-2015 at 07:19 PM
Thanks everyone - I've committed to getting my water tested and using Martin's spreadsheet.
It's a little daunting, but I think once I have the numbers in front of me it will start to
come together. I...
Posted in thread: Has there been a recent change to the Brewersfriend Water calc algorithm? on 09-09-2015 at 02:43 PM
Calculators are starting points ONLY. Malts are too variable to make these calculators that
precise. That is why it is recommended to do a small scale mash to get the 'real' number or
simply use your ...
Posted in thread: Has there been a recent change to the Brewersfriend Water calc algorithm? on 09-09-2015 at 03:03 AM
Grain Bill:Maris Otter 4.28#Flaked Barley 1.59#Roasted Barley 0.26#Dehusked Carafe III
0.18#Acidulate Malt 0.06#To total mash water of 5.25G distilled water added following
adjuncts:Baking Soda 1gGyps...
Posted in thread: Has there been a recent change to the Brewersfriend Water calc algorithm? on 09-08-2015 at 11:58 PM
I changed the grain bill a bit by reducing my roasted barley and acidulated malt to reduce what
I felt in the last batch was to roasty of a flavor and a bit too tart of a mouth feel.OK. You
Posted in thread: Any sources on how to determine nutriconal value? on 09-08-2015 at 08:46 PM
I've always guessed that the ancient Egyptian beer was more about bread making than drinking.
It was probably used to leven the bread. They didn't have the tools available to keep a tight
control on t...
Posted in thread: Has there been a recent change to the Brewersfriend Water calc algorithm? on 09-08-2015 at 08:40 PM
Umm... If this was your fourth batch did you change the 'water recipe'? If you always start
with distilled and build up then why were you even checking the calculator and not going by
what your notes ...
Posted in thread: Water chemistry Primer questions/advice on 09-05-2015 at 06:14 PM
I just remembered my in laws (live 15 miles outside of my city) have a "water softener". I
guess bottling up their water for brew day would be the cheapest and simplest way to get it
done...If you lik...
Posted in thread: Final beer ph 3.8~ tastes a bit tart, possibly infected? on 09-02-2015 at 07:30 PM
An infection usually drops the gravity because it is using stuff the yeast couldn't. Let it
ride in the secondary for a month or so and see where you are at. If the gravity continues to
drop and it ge...
Posted in thread: Thoughts on Blonde Ale Water Profile on 08-26-2015 at 11:12 PM
You don't want a lot of 'character' from the water for this style. Just do what you need to get
the mash pH dialed in and you should be good. Calcium chloride if you prefer malty, gypsum if