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  • Posted in thread: rinsing equipment? on 07-20-2014 at 04:55 AM
    how do you guys rinse equipment that has been used (fermenter, mash tun)? i keep
    reading/hearing that you should not rinse your equipment with chlorinated (tap) water, due to
    possible off flavor of pl...

  • Posted in thread: when to add lactic acid? on 07-19-2014 at 03:53 AM
    using to adjust ph. should i add it to my strike water (cold) when i add minerals or add it to
    strike water right before mash in (warm)?

  • Posted in thread: ph too low? on 07-18-2014 at 05:10 AM
    I don't really know- but I know that folks like mabrungard (Martin Brungard) say that mashing a
    dry stout at 5.2 brings out the tart and dry notes of that style. The kettle pH drops after the
    boil (ho...

  • Posted in thread: ph too low? on 07-17-2014 at 11:09 PM
    I read somewhere that the mash pH with DI water for Rahr is something like 5.5. That would mean
    that you would not need any acid if you were mashing with DI water. But of course most people
    do not mas...

  • Posted in thread: ph too low? on 07-17-2014 at 10:45 PM
    Yes, my understanding is the rahr is of a of a lower pH than most other base malts. I assume
    that you do not have a pH meter?nope, i know...i should get one

  • Posted in thread: ph too low? on 07-17-2014 at 10:44 PM
    Agree with Duboman. EZ Water or Bru'n Water are good resources (the accuracy of each varies by
    person, it seems).I've read that the lactic acid concentration on acid malts are inconsistent
    at best. Yo...

  • Posted in thread: ph too low? on 07-17-2014 at 09:03 PM
    i have been attempting to dial in water and ph via brewers friend. i typically target around
    5.4 using around 2% acid malt for lighter beers. on my last IIPA i noticed a small amount of
    tartness. not ...

  • Posted in thread: question about manifold for kegging (leak?) on 06-30-2014 at 07:10 PM
    in the process of setting up a 3 tap keezer/fridge with a 4-way manifold. the reason for the
    4-way is to have a spare gas line to use for my blichmann beer gun. the gun will only be used
    for filling f...

  • Posted in thread: all grain with distilled water flavor on 06-05-2014 at 04:00 PM
    I don't have an answer for that, except to say I looked at "balanced profile II" and that one
    is a disaster! I would stay away from those profiles, and take a look at some generic "good
    beer" profiles...

  • Posted in thread: all grain with distilled water flavor on 06-04-2014 at 04:37 PM
    yes, pre-boil calculations. i thought this was correct to treat ALL the water i use, am i
    wrong? im also confused on how "brewers friend" says essentially 80 ppm of each is for a
    "balanced profile". s...

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