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Posted in thread: starsan question on 10-03-2015 at 11:41 PM
A cup or two of StarSan solution is all I ever put in the carboy, then swish it around to wet
the whole of the inside.Totally unnecessary to put a gallon or two in there. Even 1/2 gallon is
way more t...
Posted in thread: Mash out water volume considerations? on 09-12-2015 at 03:59 PM
The recipe I'm about to brew suggests a 170-deg. mash out, and I do batch sparge.Disregarding
whether or not mash out is actually necessary, do I figure the mash out water volume against
the general 1...
Posted in thread: Ever infuse spirits yourself? on 08-18-2015 at 07:08 PM
I made this one: good to me, but I don't have a wide basis of comparison.
Posted in thread: What causes bottle bombs? on 07-07-2015 at 01:50 PM
I use the priming calculator at BrewersFriend.com or BrewSmith software, putting in beer
volume, temp at which it fermented (for dissolved CO2 amt already in the beer), and desired CO2
volumes (you kn...
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-07-2015 at 01:39 PM
I can say with 100% confidence our Municipality does not. I was skeptical I'd get the full
story from our City Admin so I went directly to the water plant. No mineral testing aside from
what is requir...
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-06-2015 at 03:46 AM
email@example.comLooks to be the first place I'd start. Simply saying you're
asking for Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfate, Chloride, Sodium, and Alkalinity as calcium carbonate
figures in ppm o...
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-06-2015 at 03:25 AM
I think what you guys mean is "Reverse Osmosis/Deionized" rather than Distilled, right?Two
different processes.Deionization involves running the RO water through ion exchange
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-06-2015 at 03:21 AM
If you re thinking you need some water treatment equipment, like a softener, or and RO, or
something to remove iron, or manganese for instance, the ward lab reports will likely be
insufficient to supp...
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-06-2015 at 03:17 AM
Do most water utilities have that sort of information (mineral profile)? My email exchange with
my local WD seems to be more about EPA regs and the fact there weren't heavy metals, etc in the
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 07-03-2015 at 08:49 PM
about the same type of report available from our Municipality. Says pretty much nothing about
the mineral content relative to brewing water chemistry.Wards Lab seems to be the go-to. I sent