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Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-22-2015 at 12:04 PM
As someone who hasn't spent any time dealing with chemistry, physics, of differential equations
since sophomore yr in college, my meds gonna explode! Seriously guys, thanks for the detailed
Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-21-2015 at 08:16 PM
Lactic acid is not going to impact flavor until you exceed about 1 ml of 88% acid per gallon of
brewing water, so your 1.4 ml in 4.75 gal is way under the limit. In terms of flavor, all
German beers h...
Posted in thread: High alkalinity (143): lactic or phosphoric acid to strike water? on 05-21-2015 at 05:44 PM
I posted this thread in the All Grain forum but should have done it here in Brewing Science.
Martin responded, but I thought I would point to the thread if anyone else wanted to chime in.
Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-21-2015 at 05:28 PM
The sodium is a little high for some styles, but not a real problem. The alkalinity is likely
to be a problem for almost every style. Neutralizing that with acid is your best bet. The rest
of the ioni...
Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-21-2015 at 12:24 PM
Martin, was on my iPhone app last night and didn't want to fight it to write a lengthy post.
But thanks for the insight. Water chem is new to me. I've never taken a pH of a mash, let alone
add any kin...
Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-20-2015 at 09:59 PM
Will do thanks
Posted in thread: finally got my water tested on 05-20-2015 at 06:26 PM
Been AG brewing (Denny Conn style, cooler tun, batch sparge) for maybe 4 years now. Over the
past yr or more I've noticed my pale color hoppy beers being dominated by a flavor I couldn't
figure out. D...
Posted in thread: Lagunitas Sucks clone? on 12-28-2014 at 01:56 PM
I've had Sucks here and there over the past couple years. Only had one bomber of Enjoy By
earlier this year. Very difference beasts. I tend not to be a big DIPA fan, as I often seem to
get a sweetness...
Posted in thread: DIY Beer Line Cleaner on 03-27-2014 at 01:54 PM
Been getting a foam problem that was only resolved when I finally cleaned my beer lines. At the
time I used some BLC solution in an empty corny keg and gassed it up to push it through the
line and fau...
Posted in thread: whats your mill gap setting (barley crusher) on 11-18-2013 at 05:16 PM
I had to adjust it as it arrived a bit off (wider at one end). .038 is what I've used for my
first few brews with it. I still hand crank as I've been too cheap to by the low-speed drill
($$ has gone i...