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Forum: Brew Science 04-05-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
Okay guys, another update. Since the vinegar...

Okay guys, another update. Since the vinegar treatment on my meter, it has been acting much better. Reading very accurately and calibrating properly. This morning I'm making a version of Jamil's...
Forum: Brew Science 04-02-2014, 10:47 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
hey-o!

hey-o!
Forum: Brew Science 04-02-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
Wow, Matt.... good stuff. The only thing I can...

Wow, Matt.... good stuff. The only thing I can say is that when I take a small sample for the mash, I have a frozen metal cup I use to quickly lower the sample temp and I stir the mash like I'm...
Forum: Brew Science 04-02-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By kenlenard
Gang... here's an update. I started this beer...

Gang... here's an update. I started this beer today around 5:30. Added 1.2g of gypsum and 2.5g of CaCl to the mash water along with 1.5ml of lactic acid. All filtered tap water for this beer. I...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
Cylindrical cooler with an SS braid. No...

Cylindrical cooler with an SS braid. No direct-fired ability so heating mash water on the stove, etc. I mentioned in my last post that I would add the acid and additions to the mash water before...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
I could certainly try that. Looks like I might...

I could certainly try that. Looks like I might be brewing on Wednesday this week. Very simple recipe... 9 lbs of Rahr Pale Ale malt, 4 ounces of C40 and 4 ounces of Special B. I'm going to make it...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
To be clear: I used to get my dry grains into...

To be clear: I used to get my dry grains into the MT and just dump my weighed-out additions of CaCl and CaSO4 onto the grains, dump my heated water in there, stir and then check pH and add acid. ...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By kenlenard
I have often wondered about this because a lot of...

I have often wondered about this because a lot of water supplies are in the 7s or 8s so high bicarb plus a pH of 6.6 is slightly off the map.

Zwiller: I'm going to triple check my meter and...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
Thanks Matt. Yeah, I have to say that...

Thanks Matt.

Yeah, I have to say that everything you posted is correct as far as I know. I measured out the grains and milled them right before starting the mash and I filtered the water and used...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
I have version 1.16 from July 2013. Is there a...

I have version 1.16 from July 2013. Is there a newer one and if so, do we know that the version I have had bugs?
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By kenlenard
For me, I try very hard to limit variables. When...

For me, I try very hard to limit variables. When my mash temp was jumping all over, I got a nice good digital thermometer. When I wasn't sure if my pH strips were working right, I got a meter. For...
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By kenlenard
Excellent information. I feel like the last...

Excellent information. I feel like the last measurement I took looked more like the one in your picture. Thanks for that mtnagel.
Forum: Brew Science 03-31-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
Okay, just went and weighed a nickel on my scale....

Okay, just went and weighed a nickel on my scale. 5.0 grams on the dot. GotPushRods... thanks for that. Didn't know that a nickel was 5 grams and I've probably had this scale for 6-7 years so it's...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By kenlenard
The baking soda raises pH while calcium chloride,...

The baking soda raises pH while calcium chloride, calcium sulfate and acid all lower it. Epsom salt (MgSO4) has been mentioned as one of those ingredients that brewers really don't need to use...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
Ooh, not sure how I gave the impression that the...

Ooh, not sure how I gave the impression that the scale didn't go to tenths. It does. I wouldn't be able to measure .8g of CaSO4 or 3.2g of CaCl otherwise. Okay, I just got my dropper, my scale and...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By kenlenard
Do you know the composition of your RO water? ...

Do you know the composition of your RO water? I've told this story before so I apologize to those who have heard it but I used to get bulk RO water from the grocery store and then I became...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,962
Posted By kenlenard
Matt: Much appreciated. Because I had a...

Matt: Much appreciated.

Because I had a similar issue with BNW a few weeks ago (and I was working with another BNW 'guru' on another board), I cautiously only added 2ml of the 3ml that was...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,962
Posted By kenlenard
Well, I could check that but I would say that...

Well, I could check that but I would say that this large-scale drift should not be from a slightly-off dropper, would you agree? I'm sure that looking at all of the different variables, some are...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By kenlenard
I have not done that but I guess my thinking was...

I have not done that but I guess my thinking was that a dropper is a pretty good way to measure something that small. I realize that I'm just eyeballing the liquid in the dropper and lining it up...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,962
Posted By kenlenard
AJ: Thanks again for the reply and your insight...

AJ: Thanks again for the reply and your insight into this... always greatly appreciated.

Two things:

1. The meter. I am a meter newbie and at first I think I did some things wrong. What...
Forum: Brew Science 03-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,962
Posted By kenlenard
I know a lot of brewers who use Lake Michigan...

I know a lot of brewers who use Lake Michigan water both in Illinois and Wisconsin and it seems that whatever they do at the processing district keeps the water consistent at all times. I suppose...
Forum: Brew Science 03-29-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,962
Posted By kenlenard
Sorry Martin... B'N'W problem

Notice: I did post this on Brew-Bros and also on NB so I apologize to anyone who may be seeing this for the second time.

I'll admit that I am new to B-Water but I want to use it because I keep...
Forum: Brew Science 03-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By kenlenard
I was in Brataslava, Slovak Republic last June...

I was in Brataslava, Slovak Republic last June and had a fresh Staropramen at a beautiful little outdoor biergarten. OMG. Many of those beers over there (Hofbrau, Stiegl, Pilsner Urquell,...
Forum: Brew Science 03-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By kenlenard
Zwiller: No, I don't think you're off your...

Zwiller: No, I don't think you're off your rocker. There was a BN show not long ago where they were talking about letting the lager primary go for about 50% and then raising the temp a few degrees...
Forum: Brew Science 03-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By kenlenard
I used my meter (a Milwaukee PH55) which has...

I used my meter (a Milwaukee PH55) which has shown signs of losing its mojo in the past. It seems to be behaving itself lately and all of those readings were made with that meter.

I am making a...
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