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Posted in thread: BIAB mash temp control on 05-23-2013 at 01:49 PM
16? That seems excessive for sure. Easy enough solution: lower strike temperature.I heat my
strike water up 8 degrees over my target mash temp and am usually just a little hot. Try going
down to 10 an...
Posted in thread: BIAB mash temp control on 05-22-2013 at 06:01 PM
I've been having issues getting my BIAB mash temps to stabilize properly.I've been setting my
strike water about 16 deg over my targeted mash temp before I add my grain. What ends up
happening is that...
Posted in thread: Vissani Fermentation Chamber on 03-19-2013 at 06:03 PM
Dumb question #2:With a two-stage controller - like the Ranco ETC-211000-000 - do I need a heat
source (like a wrap) or will the "two stage" functionality of the controller allow me to set a
high and ...
Posted in thread: Vissani Fermentation Chamber on 03-19-2013 at 04:22 PM
Sometimes you may want to raise the temperature. For example with a lager you would raise the
temperature for a diacetal rest. Or if you do stepped fermentation where you progressively
raise the tempe...
Posted in thread: Vissani Fermentation Chamber on 03-19-2013 at 01:29 PM
Get a 2 stage controller so you can heat tooExcuse another dumb question, so bear with me:Why
would I need a two-stage for a fridge? I'm unclear on how heat control (or even how it would
work on a fri...
Posted in thread: Vissani Fermentation Chamber on 03-18-2013 at 02:05 PM
Picked up the used Vissani yesterday! Looking for recommendations on which Johnson Control unit
would work best to keep ale temps:the $53 Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C Freezer Temperature
Controller or t...
Posted in thread: Vissani Fermentation Chamber on 03-17-2013 at 03:42 AM
Have a chance to get one cheap on Craigslist. Just want to clarify:The 52-bottle Vissani will
fit a standard plastic fermenting bucket with no mods?With a Johnson temp controller it will
work 60-64 de...
Posted in thread: YEAWLT: My horrible water.... on 03-14-2013 at 01:36 PM
If your RO system is working a test will only tell you that the water has low levels of
everything. This you can determine for yourself with an inexpensive TDS tester. If it reads 25
or less you are g...
Posted in thread: YEAWLT: My horrible water.... on 03-14-2013 at 11:54 AM
Whew that is some hard water. Mine is actually quite similar especially as far as
Alkalinity/Hardness.But....not really a big deal since you have an RO filter, right?awarediver-
Reverse Osmosis is the...
Posted in thread: YEAWLT: My horrible water.... on 03-14-2013 at 02:15 AM
Yet Another Ward Lab ThreadHere's what I knew about my water before the test. Bad. We use a
softener, and recently installed an RO - though the water for the test was not from the RO tap
because I wan...
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