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Posted in thread: Imperial IPA, First time messing with water chemistry on 01-27-2015 at 02:21 PM
Many brewers I like and respect use 300 ppm of sulfate in their IPAs. I've tried that, and I've
tried a lot lower- and I have one recipe (out of dozens of IPA recipes) that I like with a
sulfate of ar...
Posted in thread: Giveaway: YOpener on 01-27-2015 at 01:43 PM
Thanks for doing this- what fun!Now I can admit that the first time I saw this thread, about 7
AM before my coffee, I did for a minute think that I was being raffled off. :drunk:Although I'm
not sure ...
Posted in thread: How do YOU customize your water on 01-27-2015 at 01:32 PM
Yooper im brewing in southern California so I ONLY use additions to lower pH in the form of
calcium chloride or gypsum or acid malt. So is there any reason to add any of those into the
sparge water? I...
Posted in thread: Campden Question on 01-27-2015 at 03:11 AM
The ideal is to keep 50 ppm of s02 in the wine at all times. Without an SO2 meter, it's just
guessing, but a good guestimate is one crushed and dissolved campden tablet, per gallon, at
every other rac...
Posted in thread: Marshmallow beer! on 01-27-2015 at 02:13 AM
......... I personally thought the whole point of craft beer was lots of new and unusual
flavours..? (At this stage I'm already bored of brewing my chocolate stouts,etc arnt you?)Way I
see it...if you...
Posted in thread: Campden Question on 01-26-2015 at 10:43 PM
Campden doesn't kill yeast, especially not wine yeast which is amazingly tolerant of
sulfites.Sulfites (campden) is added when mixing up the must to kill bacteria and other
microbes that may be in the...
Posted in thread: Sour taste....why? on 01-26-2015 at 09:45 PM
Not only is it dry (hence, 'tart'), but that yeast strain is a saison yeast. You should get
some tart/clove/fruity flavors from that as well.
Posted in thread: Whats your favorite IPA yeast? on 01-26-2015 at 09:43 PM
My 'go-to' is WLP001, but I also like Wyeast 1335 (it's an English strain, but it's not
'englishy' and it makes a super clear beer in the end) and I'm really getting into Omega's
OLY-004 (also a chico...
Posted in thread: How do YOU customize your water on 01-26-2015 at 09:37 PM
Yeah so far Ive been treating all of my water volume with the total amount of additions needed.
But I was wondering if I split the addition as Bru n Water recommends will it make my
adjustment more ac...
Posted in thread: I have a couple questions on an upcoming brew on 01-26-2015 at 09:33 PM
Actually you are correct. I read the software wrong :drunk:This is what the water would end up
being AFTER the additions Beersmith recommended...Ca 36.4Mg 15.5Na 16.5SO4 137Cl 34.7HCO3
0Sorry about th...