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Old 11-19-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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I overdid it. Grabbed the wrong measurer. Instead of adding .25 grams of Calcium Chloride, I added 8.4 grams.

I added this to the sparge water and cycled it through the grain a few times before brining to a boil.

So, brewing calculator shows, instead of 57 PPM of Chloride which was my goal, I have 1422PPM and instead of 90 PPM of Calcium, I have 812.71.

There's no way to fix this is there? I'm already half way into the boil.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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What was your water profile to begin with? How much water? The numbers seem really really high. I don't know if you could dissolve that much in water. I think its a drunken math error

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #3
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Original Water Profile from a water test I had done last month.(with Antwerp being what I was shooting for)



Water stats AFTER adding the two teaspoons (8.4 grams) of Calcium Chloride



5 gallon batch. full boil for 60 minutes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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What was your water profile to begin with? How much water? The numbers seem really really high. I don't know if you could dissolve that much in water. I think its a drunken math error

and I'm not even drinking tonight but having a "brew day" at 2in the morning is probably a bad idea.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:38 AM   #5
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Hi Adam

Sorry I can't help with your question but wondering what software that is you are using?

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:38 AM   #6
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yee, beer alchemy!!! did you add 8.4 grams per gallon or 8.4 into the entire batch? How much water?

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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yee, beer alchemy!!! did you add 8.4 grams per gallon or 8.4 into the entire batch? How much water?
5 gallons (full boil) That same volume is entered into Beer Alchemy with an expected evaporation to 4.5 gallons then adding .5 gallons before pitching the yeast so expected final beer being 5.


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Hi Adam

Sorry I can't help with your question but wondering what software that is you are using?

Yep! Beer Alchemy
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #8
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Beer alchemy's units are annoying. If you you added 8.4grams into 5gals, put 8.4 divided by 5 into the CaCl grams/gal (1.68g/gal)

 
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Thanks Adam. Going to have to check that out.

 
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