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  • Posted in thread: secondary in your keg on 12-17-2012 at 02:10 PM
    I mostly brew lagers, but I do the same thing for ales, except don't ferment as long.I ferment
    in the same fermenting vessel till it's done,i.e F.G. hasn't changed, 4-5 weeks for lagers at
    50F and 2-3...

  • Posted in thread: Saflager S-23 Report on 11-07-2011 at 09:35 PM
    I like s-23, but the last 2 German pilsners I did I used s-35/70, and I liked that too. I'll be
    brewing a Baltic Porter soon and plan to use 3 11g packs of s-23 for that. I chill to my
    fermenting temp...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting Mash ph by malt changes? on 11-06-2011 at 11:37 AM
    Tweaking the roasted grain quantity to 1/2 # each and adding a pound of Maris Otter would add
    another point to the ph (estimate) I'm wondering if tweaking the recipe is preferred to adding
    a couple of...

  • Posted in thread: Adjusting Mash ph by malt changes? on 11-06-2011 at 12:25 AM
    Just brewed a Brown Porter according to JZ's recipe: (p. 155 Brewing Classic Styles)10 # Maris
    Otter1# Brown Malt1# Crystal 40 (I used Caramunuch ll).625# Chocolate maltMy actual mash ph was
    5.3. The ...

  • Posted in thread: Ph 5.0 24 hours after pitching, 1st time with a ph meter on 03-27-2011 at 07:02 PM
    OK, so I'm a little worried; I have no visible signs of fermentation yet 24 hours after
    pitching a starter of wlp800 pilsner lager yeast. I had a wort ph 5.4 before pitching; it is
    now 5.0. Is this OK...

  • Posted in thread: Shout out to Aqua Pennsylvania (local water dept helps) on 03-22-2011 at 08:18 PM
    Similar story, I called Aqua Maine and they transferred me to the Lab guy and a few days later
    he emailed me the info I was looking for. I dropped off a bottle of beer for him a few days

  • Posted in thread: Water Profile on 02-28-2011 at 09:40 PM
    OK thanks, I understand that. I guess I should have re read your post as you were talking about
    the time it takes the reading to stabilize.

  • Posted in thread: Water Profile on 02-28-2011 at 09:14 PM
    When controlling mash pH by mineral addition, the mash pH will lower over time. When
    controlling with sauermalz it will increase. In either case you will want to take measurements
    until the reading is...

  • Posted in thread: Baltic Porter Water adjustment advise on 02-28-2011 at 12:30 PM
    A bit of magnesium supplementation probably wouldn't hurt but I'd approach it in the same way
    as the sulfate. Try the beer with and without and see if you taste a difference. If there is no
    detriment ...

  • Posted in thread: Beer on the ceiling! on 02-26-2011 at 03:57 PM
    Was it a brown ale those seem to be more eruptive. I know it happened to me once too.