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Posted in thread: mash temperature steps - go high to low? on 12-03-2016 at 04:50 PM
Unfortunately, step mashing doesn't work that way. Different enzymes denature at different
temperatures, and once they are denatured, they aren't capable of conversion. Also, the enzymes
that have pea...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 12-03-2016 at 04:26 PM
21488+11 Oatmeal Stout21499
Posted in thread: Don't fear the foam, they said... on 11-02-2016 at 09:00 PM
It shouldn't be a problem. May this be a lesson to you to always add Starsan to water rather
than the other way around...This ^ Same with PBW
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-02-2016 at 07:02 PM
x and r: one concentration and a ratio; 2 degrees of freedom; y = r*xThis is how stated it
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-02-2016 at 03:44 PM
The point he's trying to make is that there is no 'magic' to the ratio that determines hoppy to
malty. In fact it doesn't emphasize hops *or* malt.Sulfates give a 'dryness' to the beer.
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-02-2016 at 02:38 PM
I tried long and hard to get John to leave the ratio out and to leave out to play down RA and
to put some things in which he elected not to. But it was his book after all. All I could do
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-02-2016 at 01:10 PM
It's always been true. Some home brewer misinterpreted one line in a brewing text (it is cited
in the Sticky) and started publishing the ratio thing far and wide. Once these things get
established it ...
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-01-2016 at 10:53 PM
This is your message...chloride to sulfate ratio is something that is best forgotten....so you
drop in a thread with this:If a ratio of 0.23 is what's required then sulfate at 140 and
chloride at 32 s...
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-01-2016 at 09:56 PM
It was an attempt to get you to come to the same conclusions yourself. When that happens people
tend to remember stuff better.Which conclusions would that be?
Posted in thread: Water Profile for ESB on 11-01-2016 at 09:27 PM
Ok, makes sense. So why, then, did you suggest that I would like the lower sulfate ppm at the