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Old 02-21-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Water Adjustments...Is it working for you?

Thank you -TH- and Bobby M for the spreadsheet and videos! I would not have tried water adjustments without them.

I am anxiously awaiting my beers to be ready to sample since I have been making adjustments.

It seems like quite a few people have picked up on this lately and I would like to hear the results.


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Old 02-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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I've been tweaking my water for about a year now and I'll say the difference has been night and day. Getting the calcium up has meant nice clear beers and now I can make beer bitter when it's supposed to be.


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I've been tweaking my water for about a year now and I'll say the difference has been night and day. Getting the calcium up has meant nice clear beers and now I can make beer bitter when it's supposed to be.
Thanks. That is good to know. My base profile suggested amber color and "very bitter" per the spreadsheet (my ambers were always my best beers). My pales were never quite right. I have a wheat and ESB still in the fermentors that I cannot wait to try. Will probably try a porter tomorrow so I can judge the effects on the other end of the spectrum.
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Since adjusting my water my beers have turned out better than I ever thought they could be. I should mention however that I made some process changes around the same time so I might not be able to attribute 100% of the improvement to the water adjustments. Regardless, my beer has been awesome lately (IMHO of course).
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Before adjusting my water, my lighter beer had a harsh bite to them. they're much cleaner now. I attribute this to the water adjustments.
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Since adjusting my water my beers have turned out better than I ever thought they could be. I should mention however that I made some process changes around the same time so I might not be able to attribute 100% of the improvement to the water adjustments. Regardless, my beer has been awesome lately (IMHO of course).
Wow, from the man himself! I love the spreadsheet! And I am a man of spreadsheets (got a great golf one if you are intersted). You made it so simple...great job!

I hope I get the same results. Everything has been "good" and quite drinkable to this point but just a little off with some beers. Can't wait to try the experiments!
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I have about a month before my first water adjusted beers are ready to drink. I am looking forward to seeing how they turn out. My water is fairly neutral (10-14 SRM, Balanced) so I am not sure how noticeable the changes are going to be, but I am excited none the less.

I too must thank -TH-, the spreadsheet makes water adjustment easy and accessible.
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Before adjusting my water, my lighter beer had a harsh bite to them. they're much cleaner now. I attribute this to the water adjustments.
That has been my problem. Hope this fixes it.
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yup. night and day. you don't have total control until you control your water. think about how much water is in your beer and try to tell me it's not important.

many thanks to Bobby_M and -TH-.


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