If the culture is old, I tend to steak them out to isolate a single cell growth. But oftentimes I just skip that step.
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Maybe one of the Mods here can dig it up?
I just shot off an email to see if we can add it to the downloadable Zymurgy articles.
So for the dense folks here (that would be me) the recommended chalk additions like promash give us to get proper water mineral levels will be off as some of the chalk will stay undissolved. I guess that's why some folks add it directly to the mash.
OTOH, if I take a carbonator cap and add my chalk in the PET bottle, throw in some distilled and gas it, the stuff will go into solution?
I take it has nothing to do with the pressure, but rather the formation of carbonic acid in the water?
Presuming I shake the snot out of the PET bottle, how long will this process take?
Please straighten me out here, thanks.
and pressure, but I have trouble controlling that
I ask because I would like to develop my own spreadsheet application for recipe design and result estimations. I know there's a ton of software already written, but even the commercial software packages results seem to vary.
Not unless it's a porn forum!
kai - I don't know if i'll get in trouble posting a link to another forum, but here's the discussion we were having:
He says that most craft breweries use RO (he's friendly with a lot of the Cali and Denver micros), and frankly, every brewpub I've been to and brewer that I have talked to uses RO water and adds some back.
Do you use a loop or needle to inoculate your stabs? With visible yeast on the one you use? Thanks for posting the log book.
Some are now as old as 3 years.