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  • Posted in thread: What can I add to water to lower PH and Calcium? on 11-13-2013 at 03:20 AM
    You can dilute your tap water with distilled water to cut calcium down and use lactic acid or
    acid malt to adjust the pH lower.

  • Posted in thread: how bad/good is my water?? on 11-07-2013 at 12:53 AM
    I'm right next to you in Oak Forest and you're likely getting the same water I am. Here's
    what's coming out of my faucet tested by Ward Labs this past spring:pH 7.8Total Dissolved
    Solids (TDS) Est, pp...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Blond on 06-29-2013 at 04:19 PM
    You may get some additional fermentation if you were to warm it up to low-mid 70's and rouse
    the yeast by swirling. I started doing this specifically with Belgian brews lately and
    definitely get a re-...

  • Posted in thread: Stout ABV too low. Any ideas? on 06-29-2013 at 12:11 AM
    Have you calibrated your thermometer lately? Maybe your mash temp was even higher than you
    thought. I typically get a 1.014 to 1.016 FG with English yeast mashing 154-6 and using

  • Posted in thread: Hop Stand American Blond Ale Revival on 06-28-2013 at 11:53 PM
    Looks good, but I wouldn't use any carapils for the style.

  • Posted in thread: Late LME Addition - Pliny the Elder Clone on 06-28-2013 at 11:34 PM
    Maybe too late, but I'd do the DME only, at start and LME with 5 minutes left to keep the color
    from getting too dark.

  • Posted in thread: Top 5 Beers thread on 06-28-2013 at 11:28 PM
    Top 5 today:Three Floyds - Alpha KingLeft Hand - Milk StoutDogfish Head - 90 Min. IPACapital -
    Blonde DoppelbockRogue - Double Dead Guy

  • Posted in thread: Marris Otter Simcoe SMaSH APA on 06-27-2013 at 02:11 AM
    I did a SMaSH of Maris Otter and Simcoe last year. 1.052 OG and I just divided up 1 oz. to give
    about an APA level 40 IBU's so the hop and the grain could be tasted. I was pretty happy with

  • Posted in thread: sparge water ph ? on 06-11-2013 at 09:26 PM
    Well it's ideal to bring it down to 5.7 or so, but if you don't, you can still make good beer.
    I've been brewing for 2+ years and have just gotten into water treatment the last couple of
    months, my be...

  • Posted in thread: Opinion of Ward water report? on 05-20-2013 at 04:11 AM
    So I sent in a sample last week in a rinsed disposable water bottle(I didn't use soap, just
    filled it a third, three times, and shook it for 15 secs or so). I also have a dual charcoal
    filter on a sep...