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    New Control Panel

    The controller is a Honeywell xl15c.
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    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    Thanks. Our loop will be less than 10 feet. Worst case we will just get a bigger pump. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

    I wonder if you could answer a tankless water heater question. Does a March 809 generate enough flow to keep the TWH running. I read through this thread and I got the impression that it does. We are thinking about recirculating from the HLT -> counter flow heat exchanger -> pump -> tankless...
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    Chugger Pumps

    Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent customer service I had with Chugger Pumps. We bought two pumps at the beginning of last summer and had some issues with them recently. When I emailed Chugger they responded very fast and replaced them no questions asked. I have been very pleased...
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    Beer Engine

    I like this!
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    Where do I get 85% Food Grade Phosphoric Acid

    Not sure I want to treat my mash and sparge water with Star San.
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    Where do I get 85% Food Grade Phosphoric Acid

    Does anyone know where to get 85%. All I can find is 10%.
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    A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer

    I guess I am most interested in the fact that they are treating their strike water prior to doughing in. This goes against what I usually have read.
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    A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer

    I do have a pH meter and I have been using it every step of the way.
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    A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer

    I read an article last night about Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp. This was in an old issue of Zymurgy. They talk about how SN treats all their water with phosphoric acid until they get down to a pH of 5.5. The article stated that they do this to all their water. This includes strike water and...
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    Water chemistry Primer questions/advice

    ajdelange, What mash thickness do you typically use? Do you use this thickness on all of your beers?
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    RIMS for Dummies

    Keep in mind it is very easy to soft solder stainless steel. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/soldering-stainless-steel-155782/ So when you get your rims tube oriented the way you like, you can just solder a ground lug to the rims tube. This connection can be removed later. Just heat it up...
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    Water chemistry Primer questions/advice

    Mash Water / Total water (ppm): Ca: 73 / 73 Mg: 1 / 1 Na: 14 / 14 Cl: 129 / 129 SO4: 3 / 3 Cl to SO4 Ratio: 43.16 / 43.16 Here was my last water profile. a) I have used camden tablets on all the beers. b) Not sure about this one. c) I'm guessing my sodium is to low to worry...
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    Water chemistry Primer questions/advice

    I was reading our local annual water report and found this in the brochure. "At the treatment plants, sodium hydroxide is added to increase the water’s natural pH; sodium bicarbonate is added to increase alkalinity; and zinc orthophosphate is added as a corrosion inhibitor." I know what sodium...
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    Sodium Metabisulfite

    How Would this impact the flavor of the beer if there were no chlorine present in the water. I understand what it does and is used for, I just would like to know specifically what it would do if no chlorine were present.
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