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Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 05-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,542
Posted By jmf143
The framing should be completed this week and the...

The framing should be completed this week and the windows set on the 19th. The metal roof will follow shortly thereafter.
Forum: Brew Science 02-23-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By jmf143
pH drift

I calibrate my Hanna HI 991001 meter with 7.01 buffer and then 4.01 buffer per the instructions. If I leave the probe in the 4.01 buffer after calibrating the pH will increase from 4.01 to 4.05 over...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By jmf143
Chloramine in your tap water is a common cause of...

Chloramine in your tap water is a common cause of phenolic "band aid" off flavors. Get yourself some campden tablets. 1 tablet treats 20 gallons of water. You can break them in half, quarters etc...
Forum: Brew Science 01-17-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By jmf143
Are we to assume DI water here AJ?

Are we to assume DI water here AJ?
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 01-17-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By jmf143
Definitely going forward. We have done some...

Definitely going forward. We have done some minor work in the last month inside the building at the back of the lot - putting up interior walls to form an office, lay out where the 2nd cold room...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 01-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By jmf143
My partner and I are waiting for financing from...

My partner and I are waiting for financing from our lender. We expect the loan to be approved within a few weeks. Once approved the construction of the 62 seat tap room and 10 barrel brewhouse will...
Forum: Brew Science 11-17-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By jmf143
Barleywine test mash

I preformed a test mash for a barleywine I am brewing tomorrow and measured the pH at various times in order to compare my readings with the predicted pH readings from Mash Chemistry and Brewing...
Forum: Brew Science 09-24-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By jmf143
Water report for Holly, MI - is it salvagable?

Here's what I got back from Ward Labs for Holly, MI

Ca: 93
Mg: 37
Na: 83
SO4: 48 (SO4-S 16 x 3)
Cl: 146
CO3: 12
HC03: 368
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3: 323
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,716
Posted By jmf143
You just replied to a guy who replied to a...

You just replied to a guy who replied to a year-old suggestion.
Forum: Brew Science 08-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By jmf143
Are these numbers correct? I have never seen...

Are these numbers correct? I have never seen values that low in a posted water report. Does your city run it through a giant RO machine before it enters the mains? :)
Forum: Brew Science 08-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By jmf143
What are the maximum amounts before softening is...

What are the maximum amounts before softening is needed? Is it only Ca and Mg that is of concern?




Can you point me to a brand/supplier for this?

How much feed water is needed to end up...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-23-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 141,703
Posted By jmf143
Does the AE in secondary at the same time as dry...

Does the AE in secondary at the same time as dry hopping cause the dry hop aroma to be pushed out of the air lock? Have you tried AE in primary, then rack 1 or 2 weeks later onto hops in secondary?
Forum: Brew Science 07-22-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By jmf143
Excellent advice.

Excellent advice.
Forum: Brew Science 07-17-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By jmf143
Just to be sure I'm understanding what's being...

Just to be sure I'm understanding what's being said - If I desire 100 ppm of Cl in my beer and my total water volume is 10 gallons, I add the appropriate amount of, say, calcium chloride so that I...
Forum: Brew Science 07-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jmf143
Incomplete water report - but is what I have troubling?

I'm going to be opening a 10 barrel microbrewery. The municipal water supply is from 4 production wells operating in the same well field, at a depth of approx. 210 feet.

I spoke to the Dept of...
Forum: Brew Science 07-10-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 278,495
Posted By jmf143
I'll amplify my answer and state that I prefer...

I'll amplify my answer and state that I prefer grams as that is also used in the 3 popular water chemistry models. Electronic digital scales are cheap and accurate enough for my brewery. You can...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-09-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,827
Posted By jmf143
What about asking them to tighten the gap if...

What about asking them to tighten the gap if they're only going to allow a single pass?
Forum: Brew Science 07-07-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 278,495
Posted By jmf143
The exact amount does not matter. As AJ says,...

The exact amount does not matter. As AJ says, its not a hard and fast rule anyhow. The brewer would be advised to use a consistent unit of measure in his brewery (whether its grams, teaspoons,...
Forum: Brew Science 07-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By jmf143
You've found your answer - treat your additions...

You've found your answer - treat your additions as being made earlier when calculating your recipes in BeerSmith. Your "60" minute addition is now "60 + whirlpool" minutes, etc.
Forum: Brew Science 07-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,897
Posted By jmf143
Make sure your hops aren't sticking to the side...

Make sure your hops aren't sticking to the side of your kettle after you add them - stir them back into solution.
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-27-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,903
Posted By jmf143
I am sorry to hear that you are getting a sore...

I am sorry to hear that you are getting a sore throat. I hope its not related to drinking kombucha.

Would you be so kind as to describe your method for flavoring with ginger? I have a piece of...
Forum: Brew Science 06-26-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,897
Posted By jmf143
I don't see the mash temp listed. If you're...

I don't see the mash temp listed. If you're mashing in the upper 150's the beer won't seem as hoppy as it would if mashed at 148 - 150.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,641
Posted By jmf143
The last 2 digits of the recipe OG x the recipe...

The last 2 digits of the recipe OG x the recipe batch size will equal the last 2 digits of your pre-boil gravity x your pre-boil volume IF your extract efficiency is the same as the extract...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,308
Posted By jmf143
In addition to mash duration having an effect on...

In addition to mash duration having an effect on fermentability / attenuation, one needs to take mash thickness into consideration.
Thin Mash (>2qts/lb)
- increases fermentability
- increases...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,753
Posted By jmf143
Had a bald faced hornet kamikazee into my boil...

Had a bald faced hornet kamikazee into my boil kettle Friday. Died instantly. I fished it out and carried on.
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