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Posted in thread: Star San vs Iodophor PH on 01-10-2012 at 11:36 AM
I bought bottled water yesterday and checked the pH - it was 7.1. When StarSan was added at the
correct dosage, it sayed clear. So at least I know my StarSan is still ok, it brought the pH
down to 2.7...
Posted in thread: Star San vs Iodophor PH on 01-09-2012 at 02:05 PM
I'd say there's a significant mineral load in your tap water.If I mix Star San with my well
water it will become cloudy within a half hour. So I took to mixing up a five gallon batch
using distilled w...
Posted in thread: Star San vs Iodophor PH on 01-09-2012 at 11:21 AM
Thank you both for your informative replies. I mixed a bucket of Star San yesterday as an
experiment. As per the instructions I put one oz of StarSan into 19lts (thats 5 US gallons) and
it stayed fogg...
Posted in thread: Star San vs Iodophor PH on 01-05-2012 at 05:01 PM
I have nitric acid for another item I produce which needs pH to be lowered at times.so I take
it from your answer that all I need do is add the Star San to regular tap water and it will
bring the pH d...
Posted in thread: Star San vs Iodophor PH on 01-05-2012 at 04:52 PM
Re Star San - if it only works at 3.5 pH or lower, does one have to get the pH of the water
that you mix it into down to 3.5pH or lower for it to work? thi is not mentioned on the Star
Posted in thread: Homebrew book? on 12-12-2011 at 11:27 AM
How to brewComplete Joy of HomebrewingHomebrewing for Dummies (Yes, it's actually a very good
book!)I agree that Brewing for Dummies is quite good for getting started and a good bit
more.I'm looking f...
Posted in thread: Should brown malt and chocolate malt be milled? on 12-11-2011 at 08:26 PM
I think brewing for dummies was written by dummies. You crush ALL your grains. Any brown sludge
(if it even existed) would eventually settle out like everything else.Thanks Revvy.Dummies
ohkish, I'll ...
Posted in thread: Should brown malt and chocolate malt be milled? on 12-11-2011 at 08:05 PM
"Brewing for Dummies" says that high kilned malts should not be milled as they create a find
grist that ends up as a dark brown/gray slimmy sludge in the boil kettle. I'm brewing a brown
Posted in thread: Water Modification Videos, TH's Spreadsheet on 08-22-2011 at 04:44 PM
The water analysis results which I have don't give a Ca reading (I got them from a quarry which
ue the same supply as my house - Long story)Is it possible to deduce the Ca reading form the
Posted in thread: Kettle size versus heater element size on 08-19-2011 at 10:35 AM
I've checked through many threads but failed to see anything on this.Basically I want to shift
from Gas to electric, and I also want to increase my brew size. So I'm wondering if there is