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Posted in thread: Who's using Iodophor as their sanitizer? on 06-15-2015 at 01:08 PM
I mix iodophor with ro water and get a little better foaming and it seems to hold it's color
longer than tap water. Use Iodophor at recommended no-rinse level for everything and keep a
spray bottle of...
Posted in thread: "Numb Tongue Brewery" my 1 Barrel Home Brewery on 06-12-2015 at 01:33 PM
I mash in a keg and use a stirrator/mash mixer running constantly. Here's a link to the BT
article about constant mash mixing; I built the mixer for the same reason, no temp
stratification and the a...
Posted in thread: Silicone wrap heater for MT insulation on 04-22-2015 at 12:56 PM
I use a Briskheat brand silicone heating band on my keggle MT. It's 8" x 42" ,1KW @240vac. Cost
was around $150. Works great for maintaining mash & fly sparge temps. Stays within 1dgf of
target temp. ...
Posted in thread: Adding minerals to R.O. water: does the order matter? on 03-19-2015 at 10:08 PM
My well water isn't suitable for brewing almost any style, Ca>110ppm, Mg>35, HCO3>450, TA>350.
So I start collecting enough RO the day prior to brewing, most times around 20 gallons. I
mash-in with a ...
Posted in thread: Adding minerals to R.O. water: does the order matter? on 03-19-2015 at 06:38 PM
I use Bru'nWater and consistently hit my target mash pH so I'm assuming I have enough mixing
going on with my stirrator setup. Is that a reasonable conclusion? It's doable, but would be
painful to cha...
Posted in thread: Adding minerals to R.O. water: does the order matter? on 03-19-2015 at 02:00 PM
I underlet my mash tun with untreated RO water with a continuously running stirrator. I pull a
small amount of wort and add the salts returning the mixture to the MT asap. Is my practice
Posted in thread: Sanitizer in spray bottle on 02-01-2015 at 06:09 PM
Just checked my Star San yesterdaay after 9 months in the spray bottle and the ph was 2.3, it
made with RO water.
Posted in thread: When is RA too low? on 02-21-2012 at 02:15 PM
Here's the info for my last Pale Ale;16lbs Rahr2-row2.0lbs Munich3.0lbs Victory1lb 80L Xtal1lb
Cara-pils1lb Wheat9 Gal. RO mash water with 4.5g gypsum, .9g salt, 4.5g CaCl2, 4.5 Pickleing
Lime9.5 RO G...
Posted in thread: When is RA too low? on 02-20-2012 at 12:25 PM
I asked about adding sauermalz because I use RO and haven't needed to add any when brewing
bitters or pale ales based on ph readings with a claibrated meter.
Posted in thread: When is RA too low? on 02-19-2012 at 02:16 PM
If I've followed this correctly the OP is advised to add 13 grams of CaCl & CaSO4 and sauermalz
to 13 gallons RO water. It seems to me with RO water the sauemalz could push the pH too low...
what am I...