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Forum: Brew Science 04-18-2014, 08:14 PM
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Oh I misunderstood your phrasing. Thanks for all...

Oh I misunderstood your phrasing. Thanks for all the explanation on this difficult topic of water chemistry. I understand a lot more now. In fact, I just did a taste test with the filtered water,...
Forum: Brew Science 04-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
Ah I see, thank you. Are there 10" filters...

Ah I see, thank you. Are there 10" filters available that work in the same manner as the Brita filter? How would I identify these?



Are you saying that this filter I bought won't remove...
Forum: Brew Science 04-18-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By scruff311
I bought a water filter...

I bought a water filter (http://morebeer.com/products/water-filter-kit-10-inch.html) and just tried it out. After running it for about 10 minutes at 0.5gpm I took a sample to test the pH and taste.
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Forum: Brew Science 04-17-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By scruff311
Right, well my 'Chlorides' count from my local...

Right, well my 'Chlorides' count from my local water report is 19.5 mg/l and the 'Free Residual Chlorine' is 0.52 mg/l. To my understanding these are quite low. Could these levels still give my beer...
Forum: Brew Science 04-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By scruff311
No but I'll have one this weekend. The drinking...

No but I'll have one this weekend. The drinking water out of the tap tastes fine though. Does brewing accentuate mineral/chemical flavors present in the water?
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By scruff311
Right, a hose containing stagnant warm water for...

Right, a hose containing stagnant warm water for a period of time makes sense, but this is a brand new 15ft hose only used indoors from a brand new laundry sink. I've only filled my kettle with it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Yea it just seems weird because the water is...

Yea it just seems weird because the water is running through the hose at maybe 55F and making contact with the walls for all of 3 seconds tops (it's a 15ft hose). Is that really enough to give the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
So something occurred to me in my reading about...

So something occurred to me in my reading about water filtration that may make a ton of sense why my beers taste a little off. The problem began when I started supplying the water to my kettle by way...
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
So I got the pH meter fearwig suggested and sure...

So I got the pH meter fearwig suggested and sure enough, the water out of my tap is 10 pH. However, something occurred to me that may make a ton of sense why my beers taste a little off. The problem...
Forum: Brew Science 04-11-2014, 08:58 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
Awesome. Just bought it :mug:

Awesome. Just bought it :mug:
Forum: Brew Science 04-11-2014, 08:55 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
This is true, however my home was built in 1987....

This is true, however my home was built in 1987. I guess this may not matter though because they are treating the water to handle the pipes in the street, not necessarily my house?
Forum: Brew Science 04-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
Thanks for that excellent explanation. Very...

Thanks for that excellent explanation. Very helpful, thank you.



What is the Primer? Would adding either lactic acid or acid malt to the mash help? My mash efficiency as is is quite good at...
Forum: Brew Science 04-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By scruff311
Very high pH but low alkalinity?

I'm kind of confused by my municipal water report. It is showing a pH of 10.1, but an alkalinity of 15.9 ppm and total hardness of 44.7 ppm. My light beers (SRM < 10) have had a strange off-flavor of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Yea this is my next experiment. It's just strange...

Yea this is my next experiment. It's just strange because the water here is from the same source as my previous residence where I never had a problem. I wonder if the plumbing both in the house and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Could use of brass parts cause off-flavors over...

Could use of brass parts cause off-flavors over time? My HLT and MLT both have brass valves and barbs. I have noticed that a barb on the inside of my HLT has turned a sort of orange-ish color. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2014, 08:41 PM
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Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
The fermentation (temp as measured on carboy...

The fermentation (temp as measured on carboy surface) was 70 for the pale ale (using WLP001) and more recently my Kolsch (using WLP029) just finished primary at a constant 66.

First taste of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By scruff311
Bronze HLT looks scary?

I have a brass barb in my HLT which is obviously exposed to high temp water. Today I made a batch of star san in it and after transferring it to a carboy, I noticed the brass barb looked orange. Is...
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By scruff311
When adding at the end of the boil, do you find...

When adding at the end of the boil, do you find that you still retain some honey flavor in the finished product?
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By scruff311
I do have 8oz of honey malt on the bill, but I...

I do have 8oz of honey malt on the bill, but I couldn't add more because it would darken up my Kolsch too much.

Doesn't adding honey to the boil cause all of it's flavors to ferment out?
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By scruff311
Adding Honey During Primary Fermentation

I'm brewing a Kolsch tomorrow that I would like to add some honey flavor to. I read the BYO article on brewing with honey http://byo.com/stories/item/322-brewing-with-honey and it seems the only way...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Right water would make the most sense, however...

Right water would make the most sense, however both places are actually supplied by the same water source.

This is the water chem report http://www.provwater.com/depts/wq/water_char.pdf
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Hmmm, I do have soft water here in the northeast...

Hmmm, I do have soft water here in the northeast but because my water report ways the pH is very high (10.1? seems crazy to me but its on the official report). Due to the high pH but low alkalinity I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By scruff311
Light beers (SRM < 10ish) with strange off-flavor

Hey,

I moved at the end of last summer and I have brewed 2 lightish beers on the new setup. They both have had a subtle off-flavor that I can only describe as cleaner/Starsan. The most recent one...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By scruff311
New Steelhead Pump - 3/8" OK on Outlet?

I just got a steelhead pump (http://goo.gl/St9gO8) and am trying to figure out what fittings I need to integrate it into my system. Everything is 1/2" in my circuit except for my counterflow chiller...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By scruff311
I'll take a specific suggestion on this pumpkin...

I'll take a specific suggestion on this pumpkin porter too if there is no real general rule. Again, the details:

5%
30 IBU
Overpowering spice finish
7-10 days oak chip exposure

Would 4 oz be...
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