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Posted in thread: Tripel now has strange flavor on 11-23-2015 at 05:11 PM
Hold on a second ~ it could therefore be your yeast has some blended brett in it.Sounds like it
happens to a lot of his beers, though.
Posted in thread: Huge change in water report on 11-21-2015 at 03:20 AM
The LaMotte test covers test of alkalinity, total hardness, calcium hardness, sulfate, and
chloride. Magnesium hardness can be calculated directly (=total minus calcium hardness) and 99%
of the remain...
Posted in thread: Tripel now has strange flavor on 11-20-2015 at 09:54 PM
If it's happening to all bottles, I suspect contamination.
Posted in thread: Tripel now has strange flavor on 11-20-2015 at 08:55 PM
I have a brew bucket with a nozzle. I usually take off the air lock, so its just a hole, and
then open the nozzle to drain out the reading.I took one reading to check - 1.012Then another -
Posted in thread: pH estimates from Bru'n Water on 11-20-2015 at 07:46 PM
I'm hoping your aren't a philosofool and have been using Palmer's suggested RA ranges for
brewing. They were proven wildly inappropriate many years ago. But I can understand that some
myths are hard t...
Posted in thread: Huge change in water report on 11-20-2015 at 07:40 PM
That is tough to work around. However, you now have 2 complete reports. It appears you should
obtain hardness and alkalinity test kits so that you can monitor your current water quality and
Posted in thread: Tripel now has strange flavor on 11-20-2015 at 06:21 PM
This seems very unlikely to oxidize a beer to me. A 1/0th of a liter of air fully into your
beer gets you like 1ppm O2 in beer--I mean, that's is 100% of the O2 is in the beer. If you're
beer is still...
Posted in thread: All beers have an astringent bite/water? on 11-20-2015 at 03:36 PM
I second the fact that you want to treat the water BEFORE the mash otherwise its really too
late to have much effect.. I use my $10 ph meter with lactic acid to bring my HLT water down to
5.2-5.4 ph I...
Posted in thread: All beers have an astringent bite/water? on 11-19-2015 at 10:44 PM
All tests were done at room temp.Im hoping a 6.4 mash reading has been my problem. 15 left in
boil.Ill test hydrometer sample just because its a new toy.You are seriously making me think
Posted in thread: Uggg. Cold crash sucked up my sanitizer on 11-19-2015 at 08:40 PM
I am so glad that I am not the only effing idiot who's done this recently. I ended up just
sucking water plus autolyzed yeast into my beer and I could swear there's a off flavor in the