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Forum: Brew Science 09-13-2013, 10:05 PM
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Posted By NanoMan
The contamination consideration is a concern. ...

The contamination consideration is a concern. Maybe using dry ice to prechill the water going to the immersion chiller (I have a an additional immersion chiller)...
Forum: Brew Science 09-12-2013, 11:51 PM
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Posted By NanoMan
Just a quick update. 70 - 80 batches later and...

Just a quick update. 70 - 80 batches later and using the Milwaukee pH meter from MoreBeer, the beers are turning out truly exceptional, the WaterCalc sheets have been very accurate in predicting...
Forum: Brew Science 09-12-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By NanoMan
Dry ice to cool wort

Let's say that you have just enough time to chill your wort to 100F but would really like to get to at least 65 to pitch. Any harm in throwing in some dry ice to rapid chill. Assume the CO2 off...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By NanoMan
Would appreciate it if someone could explauin the...

Would appreciate it if someone could explauin the general workings of a regulator. There is the regulator body, a valve assy. which screws into the body, a diaphragm that puts pressure onthe...
Forum: Brew Science 07-31-2013, 05:20 AM
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Posted By NanoMan
I went ahead and purchased the Milwaukee 102 sold...

I went ahead and purchased the Milwaukee 102 sold by MoreBeer and recommended by Kai Troster. Here is a comparison of data with the HM Digital PH200:

Both meters calibrated per instructions.
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Forum: Brew Science 07-31-2013, 05:10 AM
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Posted By NanoMan
There are a lot of resources that discuss the...

There are a lot of resources that discuss the mineral/nutrient requirements for yeast (Noonan, Palmer, White-Zainesheff, etc.). I wold consult those. I don't use RO water, but if I did, I would...
Forum: Brew Science 07-21-2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By NanoMan
May I respectfully offer Conclusion 8 to AJ's...

May I respectfully offer Conclusion 8 to AJ's article on Estimating Mash pH:

8. Relax. Have a homebrew!
Forum: Brew Science 07-21-2013, 12:17 AM
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Posted By NanoMan
Ok, lemme see if I can extrapolate for practical...

Ok, lemme see if I can extrapolate for practical usages. Each first time I brew a beer, I might want to measure the resultant pH of the mash prior to salt additions, excepting that I probably want...
Forum: Brew Science 07-20-2013, 08:02 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
Has anyone done a validation/calibration of the...

Has anyone done a validation/calibration of the EZWater Calc spreadsheet? Seems to me it would be easy to do by mashing say a pound of grain in untreated (no salt additions) water and comparing the...
Forum: Brew Science 07-19-2013, 05:05 AM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
This here horse ain't dead yet so we'll a keep a...

This here horse ain't dead yet so we'll a keep a whippin' 'er!

Ran the manual cal procedure at the bottom of pg 4 for both solutions 7 and 4. Then back and forth between the two solutions. Only...
Forum: Brew Science 07-18-2013, 10:14 PM
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Posted By NanoMan
Hammer down! I'm open to...

Hammer down!

I'm open to recomendations.:drunk:
Forum: Brew Science 07-18-2013, 08:32 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
Well, like I say, and like beer, go to the...

Well, like I say, and like beer, go to the source. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with a tech. He noted that the technology of this meter relies on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and their...
Forum: Brew Science 07-18-2013, 07:10 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
Hmmmmph. Not sure where this getting me. There...

Hmmmmph. Not sure where this getting me. There are three different calibration methods: Factory Reset; Automatic Calibration, and Manual Fine Tune (going from memory here). I ran the factory...
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 11:31 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
Hmmmmmm. Sounds like an A.J. DeLange article. ...

Hmmmmmm. Sounds like an A.J. DeLange article.

But perhaps what I'm really concerned about is calibrating at 7; the hot liquor water adjustment really becomes key and Easy Calc probably gets me...
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 11:27 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
pH-200. Recommended by a professional brewer...

pH-200. Recommended by a professional brewer friend.
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 08:20 PM
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Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
There are two calibrations with this meter (HM...

There are two calibrations with this meter (HM Digital). The quick calibration involves putting the meter in 4.0 solution, turning it on, holding the Temp F/C button until CAL flashes and then...
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By NanoMan
Fair enough, although the one point calibration...

Fair enough, although the one point calibration is the manufacturer procedure. I'll try that tonight and see what we get.
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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Posted By NanoMan
And if I might add, my mash pH values come out...

And if I might add, my mash pH values come out fairly close to what spreadsheets predict based on grist composition and salt additions (e.g., 5.7 predicted vs 5.4 actual).

NanoMan
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
Well this is a bit of a problem. The City took...

Well this is a bit of a problem. The City took a measurement at the hose in front of the house and got 7.1. Of course, that's good news as far as that goes. But now what? The logical conclusion...
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
They are at the house now. I should know in about...

They are at the house now. I should know in about 30 or so.
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 270,532
Posted By NanoMan
I for one am very interested in the coming book...

I for one am very interested in the coming book from JP and Colin Kaminski. I know them both personally and both have been very helpful to me in my water chem issues, as has this forum. I'm positive...
Forum: General Techniques 06-10-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By NanoMan
Reusing High Alcohol Yeast

I generally don't reuse yeast and almost never after high gravity beers, but I was curious about those yeasts designed to tolerate high alcohol, such as Belgian Giolden Strong.

Any thoughts on...
Forum: General Techniques 06-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By NanoMan
Fly Sparge Rates

Just curious what people have for sparge rates. My rates change depending on the batch size: 6 gal = 45 min; 10 gal = 70 min; 15 - 20 gal = 90 minutes. It would be nice to shave off some time...
Forum: General Techniques 06-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By NanoMan
Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with...

Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with this and can offer my anecdotal observations (in fact, i dealt with this issue this AM). Yes, the brewing process can be split up, but that is never...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By NanoMan
Count me in the "impressed" crowd! Looking...

Count me in the "impressed" crowd! Looking forward to the follow up. Cheers!
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