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Posted in thread: Tasting Vs. Drinking? on 12-06-2007 at 02:54 AM
I not only enjoy the sample when I rack to the keg, I enjoy the sample pre-fermentation. When I
put it in the keg, it is usually a decent temp for drinking (65) and is lightly carbonated. If
it has be...
Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis water usage? on 10-27-2007 at 11:06 PM
Not sure that is totally true I have done many mashes with straight RO water and they turn out
fine. A brew buddy of mine has won a few first place blue ribbons with just RO water. That
begin said I a...
Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis water usage? on 10-27-2007 at 12:56 PM
I think you get the jist based on the other replies, but I will just state it plainly.You can
not mash with RO water unless you add back some minerals. You get Ca from gypsum, you can get
Mg from epso...
Posted in thread: Perfecting one recipe or style on 10-20-2007 at 01:25 PM
Now that I am back into brewing after a 10 year hiatus, I have taken the approach of perfecting
an amber, a pale ale, and an ESB. This also requires a fair amount of experimentation within
the style t...
Posted in thread: Hello from SW Minnesota on 04-22-2007 at 07:12 PM
thanks, I am guessing I have two choices, dilution with distilled or start with distilled and
add the necessary minerals for the style I am brewing.Martin:mug:
Posted in thread: Hello from SW Minnesota on 04-22-2007 at 04:53 PM
Hey all,I have been researching getting back into brewing and stumbled upon this site. Really
found some nice pics and tips concerning the brew system. I did about 35 all grain mashes in
Posted in thread: water and high sulfate on 04-21-2007 at 02:31 PM
Thanks for the tips. Palmer in "How to Brew" generally says bad things about how sulfates in
mash water. I do notice, however, that the Burton-on-Trent water is 820 ppm sulfate.I was doing
Posted in thread: water and high sulfate on 04-21-2007 at 12:55 PM
I'm new to this forum. I haven't mashed in 10 years but it is time to try again. I just got a
water report from the city and my sulfates are 978 ppm. Can I brew with this? I don't have a