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Posted in thread: Mash and PH on 09-09-2015 at 09:52 PM
I don't think you're wrong in your approach and from a commercial standpoint, you do make some
good, cost efficiency points, however......You take A LOT of the magic out of the process that
is a HOBBY...
Posted in thread: Mash and PH on 09-04-2015 at 09:41 PM
I buy my water. I don't have an RO system. If your water is good and without any flavors, don't
waste your time with spreadsheets and computer software to calculate what you need to add to
get where y...
Posted in thread: Mash and PH on 09-03-2015 at 10:20 PM
I use the Gordon Strong technique and it works wonderful. I started using it about 3 years ago
and I've never made better beer. It takes all the guess work out of water and ph.I start with
RO water an...
Posted in thread: sour mash vs acidulated malt. on 08-31-2015 at 07:41 PM
It's a myth that you can't get an accurate ph reading in RO or distilled water.
Posted in thread: sour mash vs acidulated malt. on 08-18-2015 at 05:57 PM
Acidulated malt is used to lower the ph of brewing water slightly to the level where it's
needed if it's too high. That was always it's intention. I treat all of my water (RO or
distilled) with phosph...
Posted in thread: Brewing with distilled water on 08-18-2015 at 05:50 PM
I buy all of my brewing water. I use only distilled or RO water. My logic is that I can easily
add things to the water to get what I want out of it. It's much harder to add things to water
to offset s...
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-25-2014 at 07:12 PM
Properly is the key. Improperly can absolutely hurt it. That includes not only adding a protein
rest to grains that are well modified but also having too long of a rest time. Too long of a
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-25-2014 at 05:09 PM
Could it be said that the difference here is that under a properly executed decoction, head
retention isn't likely to be an issue?I do decoctions all the time. I messed up on that one.
When I say no h...
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-24-2014 at 10:13 PM
Most of what I've seen has said this is largely a myth. I would agree, in my (very) limited
experience. I've done a few decoctions and haven't had any issues, and I've had a good number
of decocted be...
Posted in thread: Will Decoction Steps Create TOO Fermentable Wort? on 11-24-2014 at 08:19 PM
I don't know what base malt you are using but if it's American 2 row you'll destroy your head
retention with that protein rest. I'd dough in at sacc rest temp. If you insist on doing a
decoction with ...