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  • Posted in thread: Water report and how low calcium affects beer on 04-27-2016 at 03:03 PM
    Edit: just found a reader by hanna instruments that reads free chlorine. $50. Not too bad and
    it is accurate to .03 ppm. If chlorine is the issue, it would be good for me to have this so I
    can check i...

  • Posted in thread: Negative Bicarbonate on 03-31-2016 at 12:48 PM
    Negative bicarbonate is OK. It's your pH that matters.

  • Posted in thread: Help with Expedition Stout clone on 03-31-2016 at 04:33 AM
    durbacher,I had one yesterday - quite tasty!Obviously, it has been aging for a while and I
    intend to let it age some time more before I really get into it. As I stated above, I
    completely overshot the...

  • Posted in thread: Chloride sulfate ratio on 03-21-2016 at 07:53 AM
    That sounds like classic chlorine effects. I assume you are using tap water - are you using
    Campden tablets to dechlorinate? They are very effective and act instantly. Chlorine or
    chloramines leave a ...

  • Posted in thread: IPA bitterness help on 03-14-2016 at 02:36 AM
    I'd go lower than 300 ppm sulfate if you're looking to reduce the harshness! Maybe start with
    150 ppm for this beer, and see how you like it before overdoing it with the sulfate. I would
    NOT like this...

  • Posted in thread: Adding magnesium with epsom salt. on 03-04-2016 at 12:48 PM
    Never mind. My comprehension skills are poor at this time of the morning.

  • Posted in thread: Co2, NITROGEN & OXYGEN TANKS FOR SALE on 02-17-2016 at 01:51 PM
    Another satisfied customer here! I happened to catch him on vacation when I ordered my 20#
    aluminum bottle. He still contacted me right away to let me know he could ship it when he got
    back in town. N...

  • Posted in thread: Water report help on 02-07-2016 at 11:01 PM
    Ah! There's your problem. I'm guessing that it doesn't balance because you're using average
    values. With the data that you have, you probably won't get a balance - unless all the ranges
    were small. Gi...

  • Posted in thread: KISS-Lime for alkalinity and then follow the Primer? on 02-01-2016 at 02:17 AM
    I think you can boil your water. This will drive off CO2 and chalk will precipitate. At least I
    think that's what'll happen with your water. Then you just let the water cool and rack the
    water off of ...

  • Posted in thread: Conflicting Water Calculator Results on 01-25-2016 at 08:30 PM
    Yes... For this particular beer though, I'm targeting the 5.1-5.3 range.I emailed Kimmich a
    while ago when I saw that YouTube interview. I asked him about his recommendation for pH.
    Surprisingly, he r...

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