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  • Posted in thread: Effect of wort boiling on ion concentration on 09-24-2016 at 11:17 AM
    I'm not at my desktop to find it but there's an article in Zymurgy or BYO about the inherent
    amount of calcium in grains. I believe the article was written by the developer of Brun water.
    I'll try to ...

  • Posted in thread: Effect of wort boiling on ion concentration on 09-24-2016 at 12:38 AM
    I know this flies in the face of what most people do but I adjust my mash pH using phosphorous
    acid based on my total mash volume. I don't add any water additions to the mash. Once the mash
    is done I ...

  • Posted in thread: Starsan Caps $uck! on 09-16-2016 at 03:54 PM
    I love the product but the caps are the worst.Screw them down, not even all that tight, and
    they break.DPBYep. Happens to me too. I suspect it's the acidic pH somehow weakening the
    plastic. And, no, I...

  • Posted in thread: CellarWarden, a temperature and humidity monitor for the Raspberry Pi on 09-11-2016 at 03:47 PM
    I may have to build one of these for my cigar humidor. Would be nice to get notices when the
    humidity beads need replenishing.

  • Posted in thread: Brix to Gravity conversion on 09-08-2016 at 06:50 PM
    is the one I use. I checked three brews with my hydrometer against the 'adjusted'
    refractometer and they were withing .001 of each other in the FG. Close enough for me. I don't
    use a hydrometer any ...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Storage Options on 08-30-2016 at 07:24 PM
    I live in North Texas where the Summer temperatures goes above 100 degrees at least 20 times
    each year and July and August average above 90. I don't worry about the heat because there are
    a lot of mul...

  • Posted in thread: Coffee brewer on 08-29-2016 at 04:15 PM
    I couldn't believe it was actually 57 amps. I looked up the specs and it is 57 amps. 12,000
    watts. Holy crap!

  • Posted in thread: Finding Difference in Testing Ph and Using Appropiate Water Profile For Beer on 08-28-2016 at 06:28 PM
    I noticed a big difference in the flavors of my beers when I started monitoring the mash pH.
    After many brews I can say the Brun Water is really, really close at predicting the mash pH. So
    close that ...

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith just released the new version on 08-20-2016 at 08:59 PM
    I try to put in brew day & bottling notes as much as possible in the lower notes field. The
    upper one's for tasting notes, but still need to get in the habit of using the tasting notes
    field.That's wh...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk Survey on 08-15-2016 at 09:44 PM
    Craft Breweries: I don't know what part of the country you are in but overall there apparently
    is a bit of decline. I believe it is Zymurgy that prints the results of their nationwide survey
    every yea...

I brew beer Disarray Brewhouse and my wife writes novels Troop of Shadows.