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  • Posted in thread: My water for a Stout, confused with john palmers spreadsheet on 03-19-2012 at 10:40 PM
    Your mash pH should come out OK unless you get crazy with black malts. 5.2 doesn't work so
    don't waste your brass on that.Dark beers are tricky on the one hand because it is difficult to
    predict mash ...

  • Posted in thread: My water for a Stout, confused with john palmers spreadsheet on 03-19-2012 at 09:44 PM
    The most important thing for you to understand is that you do not need to increase your
    alkalinity by 434. No beer will benefit from alkalinity that high. Your water should brew a
    fine beer at 47 SRM ...

  • Posted in thread: My water for a Stout, confused with john palmers spreadsheet on 03-19-2012 at 08:41 PM
    So here is the spreadsheet filled out if you'd like to take a lookMy water:Calcium -
    29Magnesium - 8Alkalinity as CaC03 - 61Sodium - 7Chloride - 10Sulfate - 8Water PH - 7.5Beer SRM
    - 47.7 (morey)Basic...

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally melted bucket lid, anything to worry about? on 01-24-2012 at 05:08 PM
    Why risk it? Buy a new lid, they are only a couple of bucks.

  • Posted in thread: What is interesting in Farmington Hills, MI? on 01-12-2012 at 08:15 PM
    I live in farmington hills. There really aren't many close breweries. Copper canyon is ok, but
    I find their beers not too interesting, but i hear the brewer there is awesome so if he is in
    he would be...

  • Posted in thread: which false bottom, pico or sabco on 11-02-2011 at 07:54 PM
    I was in this same debate about a month ago. My problem with the pico was the HUGE dead space
    (I think about 3g). THe dead space isn't as huge of a deal if you are doing huge batches,
    recirculating, a...

  • Posted in thread: Sabco Universal Siphon Issue. Won't fit, too long? on 09-22-2011 at 02:04 AM
    Can you just bend the tube a little bit more, so it will hit the hole?can you put the tube
    through the hole first, and then thread it in the coupling?1) I could try to figure out how to
    bend the SS mo...

  • Posted in thread: Sabco Universal Siphon Issue. Won't fit, too long? on 09-22-2011 at 12:45 AM
    Siphon: Bottom (with hole): Keggle: for some reason the siphon will not line up with the
    false bottom hole properly, about 1/2" off (being too long). I screwed the siphon all the way
    in as far a...

  • Posted in thread: 5 # c02 bottle on 09-09-2011 at 06:14 PM
    I usually get 4 kegs or so out of a tank and it runs about 13 bucks a fill.You must have some
    leakage. If I had to guess I get about 20 kegs for my 10# tank, force carbing and
    serving/bottling from it...

  • Posted in thread: Vegas beers on tap? on 06-22-2011 at 05:42 PM
    Total wine has a nice selection of bottle beers (that's where I scored my Utopias), ask for
    Melissa if you go to the Henderson store. Aces & Ales has an extensive collection of bottle
    beers as well as...

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