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Posted in thread: Feedback on my water report on 11-04-2014 at 07:58 PM
Very similar to mine and we're like an hour away. I use phosphoric acid for the typical ales
and use 100% distilled with some acid malt on delicate german lagers. Started with EZ water
myself (2.0) bu...
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-31-2014 at 02:27 PM
Yes, I chill and dump EVERYTHING in the fermenter. Last IPA was 12oz hops. I scale up to 6G and
lose nearly 1G to losses. I won't say that it tastes better per se, just that it does not
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-30-2014 at 08:37 PM
Looks to me that you are doing things right. Gotta some pesky little thing. How you predicting
salt and pH?
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-30-2014 at 05:53 PM
OK rule that out. Plan to keg a US05 IPA tonight. First time I used dry yeast in forever but
used chico a long time and it drops clear. Can you vouch for the RO? Your system or store
water? I had a bu...
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-30-2014 at 04:26 PM
Hope the OP made progress. I don't think filtering makes much difference. I don't bother to
filter out hops or break and just get it into the carboy and ferment away. It all ends up clear
without the ...
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-02-2014 at 03:48 PM
Use what you want. Others think I am nuts but I HATE lactic acid. Acid malt is fine though.
That said, I use phosphoric acid for my ales and acid malt in my lagers. Off the top of my
head, 6G IPA take...
Posted in thread: IPA clarity issues... on 10-02-2014 at 02:07 PM
It's pH. Hang out in the brew science area and check out the stickies. Chances are all you guys
need are a few ml of acid and your will beer will never be better. DL and learn a water
Posted in thread: How on earth can Budweiser say this...? on 10-01-2014 at 12:16 PM
It's marketing like this that allows the BMC guys to smirk at me when I snag the occasional
sixer of Old Milwaukee. Least it is American...
Posted in thread: pitching in too hot? on 09-26-2014 at 12:51 PM
Best advice I was ever given with regard to being patient with homebrewing was to brew more
beer. Seriously. Stop fretting about this one and get another one on deck.
Posted in thread: Mash Tun Discoloration on 09-16-2014 at 02:50 PM
Nothing to worry about but I occasionally clean mine with TSP and real hot water and it does
clean it up well but does not restore it to looking new.