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Posted in thread: Want to stop buying bottled water for brewing on 02-09-2016 at 08:39 PM
Well, I made a stout that tasted like someone had steeped a thousand bandaids in it because of
chlorine or something in it. I made a pale beer that tasted awful ( had lots of tasters, who
all agreed) ...
Posted in thread: Want to stop buying bottled water for brewing on 02-09-2016 at 08:29 PM
The KISS primer linked above is a good, well, KISS way. Look at the bottom of the first post in
Posted in thread: Want to stop buying bottled water for brewing on 02-09-2016 at 07:29 PM
How much is it? Those RO machines at the grocery stores are about 27 cents/gallon. Sure, it's a
pain to lug water home, but not too bad.ETA: what's your tap water like? Do you know what's in
Posted in thread: Could one of the H2O gurus look at my water report and make suggestions? on 02-09-2016 at 12:12 PM
Paying attention to water has been the single biggest improvement in my brewing. Good for you
for getting into it, and ignore the naysayers. Call the water utility and ask. I bet they'll
get you the i...
Posted in thread: Reusing Ball/Mason Jar Lids for Yeast Harvesting - Yes or No? on 02-08-2016 at 10:10 PM
Can't say for sure it was rust, but it was a rust-colored stain on steel, so into the recycling
Posted in thread: Reusing Ball/Mason Jar Lids for Yeast Harvesting - Yes or No? on 02-08-2016 at 10:04 PM
I used to do that and run them through the dishwasher after use. Seemed to work okay, but I
hated how sometimes I'd open a jar and see the rust on the underside of an old lid. They always
looked good ...
Posted in thread: Input on hefewiezen/American wheat on 02-08-2016 at 05:26 PM
I've used it in the low to mid 60s with great results. I have also seen things suggest it
produces those characteristic Oberon esters when it's up in the upper 60s or even 70s.
Posted in thread: Input on hefewiezen/American wheat on 02-08-2016 at 03:07 PM
Yep, it's the same for most ales. Just don't get the Winter White or the Hell Hath No Fury as
those are different. I've had good luck growing yeast from their Amber, the Best Brown, and the
Posted in thread: drinking the flat beer on 02-07-2016 at 03:59 PM
Gross. What's the hurry? Your beer is not ready to drink. Bottle it, wait a month, and enjoy
it. If you and your buddies just want to get hammered, go get a bottle of crap vodka.
Posted in thread: Using Acidulated Malt (Acid Malt) on 02-07-2016 at 03:30 PM
And 5.2 is too low. I've been advised to shoot for 5.4 and have been happy with the results.