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    ABOUT ME

  • Ginger extraordinaire
  • Brandon Merkle
  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale on cherries, Weizenbock, Best Bitter
  • Cold Crashing Kristalweizen
  • Tropihop IIPA, Unfiltered Hefeweizen
  • Male
  • Single
  • Jacksonville
  • Florida

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  • Posted in thread: Cooling unpitched wort overnight on 01-03-2017 at 07:55 PM
    I use pure O2 and out of pure convenience (i already have all my brew contraperatuses out) i
    aerate before i put it in ferm chamber to finish cooling down. I regularly get vigorous
    fermentations with...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 01-03-2017 at 04:47 PM
    Like I said. This is not a "one profile fits all". This is a "This is a good starting point if
    you're not yet comfortable with water chemistry and looking to get your feet wet even though
    most of the ...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 01-03-2017 at 02:36 PM
    As I've said above, this technique isn't going to be the IDEAL water chemistry for every beer
    and I encourage everyone to continue to read into water chemistry to improve it for themselves.
    What this ...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 01-03-2017 at 02:32 PM
    As for Sulfates, most brewers that have published information about the use of sulfates in
    building brewing water state that the MINIMUM sulfate level should be above 50 mg/l. This ion
    is valuable in ...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 01-03-2017 at 02:19 PM
    There are many people who believe the use of magnesium is entirely unnecessary. This isn't
    strictly true as it is an important mineral involved in some enzymatic processes in the beer
    production. That...

  • Posted in thread: Cooling unpitched wort overnight on 12-31-2016 at 10:03 PM
    I'm having a bit of a problem getting my brews down to pitching temps as they go into the
    fermentor down here in Florida. I am wondering if it should be okay to boil wort, cool to ~100
    degrees and rac...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 12-27-2016 at 02:22 AM
    I know no one is trying to be negative, and I don't mean to sound defensive, but you should
    really plug these numbers into brewers friends water calc and see how well they work.What's
    more is that a f...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 12-26-2016 at 04:43 PM
    Great write up. For people just starting down this part of brewing, you just saved them about
    80% of the learning curve...This is EXACTLY my goal here. I am not saying that with this
    information a bre...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 12-26-2016 at 03:16 PM
    .....oh wait...what is that? The chemists are coming, the chemists are coming.... look
    out!!DonAll for the better, they have done wonders in helping me improve my beer, and I'm sure
    they will be able ...

  • Posted in thread: Demystifying custom water chemistry on 12-26-2016 at 03:06 PM
    I like your simplified approach to water chemistry!But to nitpick a bit, your suggested
    3g/3g/6g per 5G of RO water will produce about 150 ppm of Ca, Cl and S each. That's quite a bit
    more than most s...

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