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  • Posted in thread: Brita filters: What do they filter? on 12-17-2014 at 06:27 PM
    to the EWG, the pitchers are GAC/Ion Exchange, and the faucet filters are carbon block.The
    Brita website is pretty much fact-free and the following is as close as I could find to useful

  • Posted in thread: Brew salts addition after bottling on 12-12-2014 at 09:31 PM
    Calcium chloride will dissolve instantly. It is hygroscopic to the point of being deliquescent,
    which means if you leave it out, it will turn into a puddle. It doesnít have much flavor.
    People use it ...

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer on 12-10-2014 at 03:50 AM
    can get Thermoworks without going for a Thermapen, plus the rated accuracy is better than the

  • Posted in thread: Fried STC-1000 on 12-09-2014 at 03:19 AM
    The diagram is correct. Somehow the receptacle shorted, smoking the relay. Iíve never seen a
    receptacle short, more likely itís a cable or plug. Was anything plugged in? Was it in a metal
    box?You need...

  • Posted in thread: Mash pH calculations off by .3! on 12-08-2014 at 10:27 PM
    Is the acid really 10% ?I was getting really wacky results with 10% Lactic acid, high and low.
    A chemist told me I should stir the acid before I use it. Apparently the water would separate
    out giving ...

  • Posted in thread: How often do you drink? on 12-08-2014 at 09:53 PM
    I only drink when I'm awake. It works for me.

  • Posted in thread: Thermometer on 12-08-2014 at 09:49 PM
    Ice water is not a substitute for a proper ice bath. You need more ice than water and you must
    stir it. The melting point of ice is reliably 32.0 F, but ice water is just chilled water.Mash

  • Posted in thread: Switching to all-grain...stove vs outdoor? on 11-29-2014 at 01:08 AM
    A guy in my homebrew club said ďA lot of us start out in the kitchen, but the first time you
    have a boilover youíll be outside.ĒI replied ďI donít have a wife.Ē On a regular electric coil
    range it was...

  • Posted in thread: Blending PBW and Star San on 11-28-2014 at 01:16 AM
    Donít do it. They will cancel out, leaving you with pretty much nothing. PBW is alkaline and
    StarSan is acidic. Any pathogen that is happy at pH 11 is likely to be killed at pH 3.A nice
    1-2 punch.

  • Posted in thread: My hydrometer reads 1.000 at the meniscus, at 60*F using distilled water on 11-24-2014 at 07:22 PM
    The meniscus and measurementWhen reading a depth scale on the side of an instrument filled with
    liquid, such as a water level device, the meniscus must be taken into account in order to
    obtain an accu...


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