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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
question about manifold for kegging (leak?)

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...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
thanks for the response. i believe you are right,...

thanks for the response. i believe you are right, i really think my last beer has that mineral character at 100 ppm each. def gonna drop the chloride next time in my IPA and keep everything else on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
yes, pre-boil calculations. i thought this was...

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"....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
cool thanks. do you think with what i have going...

cool thanks. do you think with what i have going (80 ppm of each) that it could have a negative impact on flavor? the more i read the more i think chloride should be under 50 ppm for my hoppy beers....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
i calculate everything with brewers friend. i use...

i calculate everything with brewers friend. i use a scale. 80 ppm each of calcium, sulfate, and chloride goes into the strike and sparge water. essentially a balanced profile. im thinking of maybe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
minerals are weighed out in grams by a scale. i...

minerals are weighed out in grams by a scale. i only add calcium chloride and calcium sulfate. i calculate both the strike and sparge water to 80-100 ppm. should i not be adding minerals to my sparge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
the crush seems like it could be better. it...

the crush seems like it could be better. it doesnt seem crushed enough, so less chance of tannin extraction. im not sure what else i can do to improve. the projected ph is 5.4.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
just got done brewing. a few things i want to...

just got done brewing. a few things i want to address while its fresh-
missed my OG by a lot. this happened last time I used distilled as well. like said, mineral content was about 80 ppm each of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
IPA/IIPA. For a balanced profile i thought 80-100...

IPA/IIPA. For a balanced profile i thought 80-100 of each was accurate. The flavor just seems harsh, no real other way to describe it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
all grain with distilled water flavor

was using RO for awhile, but i really cant trust the water machine after reading about peoples results after sending off samples to ward labs. did a batch with distilled with added calcium chloride...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
thanks for the response. is the morebeer welded...

thanks for the response. is the morebeer welded or weldless? if weldless, did you have any leak issues?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
recommended stainless mash tun kettle?

just purchased a 10 gallon stainless mash tun kettle that had serious leak issue. returned it to the supplier and now looking for something else. preferably welded, but open to weldless if it has...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By zodiak3000
my concern is if i crash it at 24 hours it might...

my concern is if i crash it at 24 hours it might lose some of the viability being at potential high krausen. would it be better to make it thurs night then crash saturday night (48 hours)? what is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 08:58 PM
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Views: 505
Posted By zodiak3000
1.067

1.067
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
yeast starter time question

brewing on sunday. i typically make a starter 18-24 hours before and pitch at high krausen. i will not have time to make a starter saturday night this week. i do not use a stir plate, just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By zodiak3000
10 or 15 Gallon stainless mash tun?

decided to ditch the cooler and upgrade to stainless. is a 15 too big for 5 gallon batches? i will be attempting to insulate and not running heat in anyway. just wondering if a 15 will lose too much...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
Damn, my DIPA with a 42 did not advance. I feel...

Damn, my DIPA with a 42 did not advance. I feel like if your gonna write "better than PTY" on a score sheet it better advance! lol
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 11:21 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
Thanks for the clarification, hope it advances!

Thanks for the clarification, hope it advances!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
Thanks! Yup, in the mail today. I'd guess yours...

Thanks! Yup, in the mail today. I'd guess yours will be tomorrow. Do you have any recollection what the highest scoring cat 14 was?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
Just got my score sheets back from Sac region. My...

Just got my score sheets back from Sac region. My DIPA scored a 42 and was noted by judges better than PTY this year lol. No indication that it moved forward (no mark on mini-bos box and no place...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By zodiak3000
good advice, thanks

good advice, thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 04:13 AM
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Views: 344
Posted By zodiak3000
if you read my initial post my problem is from...

if you read my initial post my problem is from possible tannins from ph, not the mineral additions. i have had great luck in the past with mineral additions and ro. the problem i believe now is the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 03:23 AM
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Views: 344
Posted By zodiak3000
thanks ill give bru'n water a shot. just curious...

thanks ill give bru'n water a shot. just curious though, why do you think 80 ppm of each is inappropriate? palmer recommends this as simple standard for most beer styles. also, firestone walker...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By zodiak3000
question about ro/distilled water and ph

when i first started with ro/distilled water i assumed i would be able to keep my mash/sparge ph in check with simple additions of calcium chloride and sulfate. now when i add my numbers from recipe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By zodiak3000
i know im probably over critical, but i suspect...

i know im probably over critical, but i suspect chlorophenols in my last pale ale because i was rinsing equipment with the same tap water. kind of a vinyl/plastic flavor. i use RO and build with...
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