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Old 12-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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... For all other nutrients, I just add yeast energizer.
How much yeast energizer and when? I add a miniscule amount of yeast energizer to my starter culture (I think 1/8 tsp). Is that sufficient?

I just got a pH meter and will be monitoring my next brew session. Where in Vancouver do we buy pH buffer solutions (pH 4 and 7) for calibrating the electrode?

FYI: I'm planning on adding 7 g CaSO4 and 3 g CaCl2 for an APA (pre-boil volume around 7.2 gal).
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:10 AM   #12
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I think that they have them at Bosa in Burnaby.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #13
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How much yeast energizer and when? I add a miniscule amount of yeast energizer to my starter culture (I think 1/8 tsp). Is that sufficient?

I just got a pH meter and will be monitoring my next brew session. Where in Vancouver do we buy pH buffer solutions (pH 4 and 7) for calibrating the electrode?

FYI: I'm planning on adding 7 g CaSO4 and 3 g CaCl2 for an APA (pre-boil volume around 7.2 gal).
Yeah that is probably enough yeast energizer. Some people don't think its necessary for an all grain batch anyways. Apparently the recommended ion levels you see quoted in books is from lab tests with sugar dissolved in water, not beer. I asked dan once about calibrating solutions and he said you can get them at any of the pot stores My meter came with the 4 and 7 and I got bored of testing before I ran out of solution. Post your results, I'd love to see them. ...and here is AJ's guide to using a pH meter http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/ph-...ration-302256/ ...really helpful as the instructions i got with the meter were useless

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #14
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Thanks Nugent and gbx. I'll pick some up and report back with my numbers next batch. Cheers!
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