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Posted in thread: Counter too much lactic acid with baking soda on 01-04-2013 at 01:27 AM
The pickling lime was decidedly less salty in taste. It actually made quite a nice difference.
While not ideal it certainly was much more drinkableEDIT: seems less soluble than banking soda
Posted in thread: Counter too much lactic acid with baking soda on 12-22-2012 at 08:10 PM
Hmm I really like the idea of using Bru'N Water to get me in the ballpark then do a really
small test batch to refine. I thought I was making it easy by using DI/RO water but I seem to
be struggling s...
Posted in thread: Counter too much lactic acid with baking soda on 12-22-2012 at 07:46 PM
That sounds familiar from my last chemistry class 15 years ago... getting old I guess. When you
do your tests for a new grist to figure out what adjustments need to be made for pH, how do you
do it? J...
Posted in thread: Counter too much lactic acid with baking soda on 12-18-2012 at 08:02 PM
Hi all,I have been dealing with a rather unpredictable (unstable?) pH meter lately as I work to
refine my water adjustments. In my last batch I think I've added too much lactic acid as
there's a sligh...
Posted in thread: Small Proof Batches on 12-16-2012 at 07:27 PM
Hello all,I'm looking to create small batches (1 gal final volume) to test/refine water
adjustments, ph measurements, recipe formulation, sugar conversion, and fermentability. Once a
batch has been pr...
Posted in thread: Vienna / Summit SMaSH on 08-01-2012 at 03:32 PM
If I concentrated and looked for it, it was there. It wasn't anything overpowering or
distracting but because the grain bill was not very complex I imagine it did nothing to hide
it. Also, the fact th...
Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 06-22-2012 at 08:38 PM
I don't believe I ever posted mine up here - so just a quick action shot during
mashing:Beautiful. Id like to see more pics, I'm thinking of moving to a full 3 vessel
system.Edit: your linked thread i...
Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 06-21-2012 at 05:35 PM
Upgraded to some Blichmann pots 65740
Posted in thread: pH Help. Lactic Acid. on 06-21-2012 at 05:20 PM
No. Step one is to find out what is in your water! Then the brewer can start thinking about
what their water may or may not need. A pH meter is a nice addition to a brewer's tools. But it
is not truel...