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Old 04-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #11
Brewrifle
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I'm in Austin as well and use a Chloramine/Chlorine water filter from my outside faucet coupled with Gypsum (1tsp per 5 gallons) in the mash and have great results thus far. I'd recommend crushing your own grains after doing any adjustments to your water that you deem necessary.



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Old 04-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #12
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I'm in Austin as well and use a Chloramine/Chlorine water filter from my outside faucet coupled with Gypsum (1tsp per 5 gallons) in the mash and have great results thus far. I'd recommend crushing your own grains after doing any adjustments to your water that you deem necessary.
Thank you, sir. I just went and got some gypsum and have been using a water filter for the last few brew days.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #13
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With regards to gravity consistency, you could stick to the same water to grain ratio for every batch. For example: 1.25 qts. water to 1 lb. grain for the mash and 2 qts. water to 1 lb. grain for batch sparge for a total of 3.25 qts. per lb. of grain. If you increase the mash water qty., lower the sparge water qty. the same amount and vice versa.

 
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