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I had beer stone on my Blichmann conical a few years ago. PBW removed some, but not all. I used BKF with a white scrubbie and it did take it off, but it took awhile. I had to scrub a lot and was nervous about ruining my conical. It seems to be okay now and I keep an eye on it rather than just give it a quick wipe, rinse and walk away like I did a few years ago.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager Won't Clear
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:55:43 AM »
Yes. I use gelatin the same way I have used it for years. Weird.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager Won't Clear
« on: July 20, 2017, 05:45:47 PM »
It finally cleared. Took only 30 days after my addition of gelatin.

Ingredients / Re: Ahtanum
« on: July 17, 2017, 04:05:41 AM »
I used it last year and didn't like it. I found it kind of cloying. I used it @ 60, 30 and 0 min. No dry hopping though.

All Grain Brewing / Re: What's your favorite type of beer?
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:32:31 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager Won't Clear
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:56:18 AM »
I used the " yellow balanced " profile from Bru'n Water. My Blonde ales fermented with US-05 and Nottingham cleared fine with the addition of gelatin. I am thinking on searching for another lager yeast with a " high flocculation ".

General Homebrew Discussion / Lager Won't Clear
« on: June 27, 2017, 04:45:24 AM »
This is my 6th brew using 100% RO water along with Bru'n Water. They all have been good beers and clear very well even without gelatin except my lager. Today is day 8 with gelatin and it is still very hazy. I can't figure it out. My ESB cleared almost bright without any gelatin at all. Is it the yeast? ( WLP833 ) or the recipe? Canadian 2 row, along with 8% munich 6. No pic, but it looks like pea soup.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 12, 2017, 02:41:27 AM »
My wife swears by my brewing. Actually, she swears at it.

I am new to Bru'n Water. I have only 5 brews so far with RO/water salts. So far so good. I have been using " yellow balanced " with blonde ales and one Pilsner. Seems fine to me. What will the difference be using pseudo boh pils vs yellow balanced as in the taste of my beer?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Question
« on: May 29, 2017, 04:15:07 AM »
I am on well water with a water softener. You can bypass it but mine is so old I am afraid to turn the valve to bypass anymore. I went with RO water and Bru'n Water and have noticed a huge improvement to my beers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Washing Yeast.
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:45:43 AM »
I have heard at least 12 times. I have never gone that far yet since I constantly brew different styles of beer.

Ingredients / Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:43:15 AM »
What's it taste like?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Tips and Gadgets thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:40:10 AM »
I direct my chiller water into my pool.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Down Side of Online Ordering
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:34:00 AM »
Since I live in Canada, yea, getting fresh yeast is hard to do. I don't mind a month or 2 but 114 days? Should of got a discount. It would be nice to make Wyeast in Canada.

General Homebrew Discussion / Down Side of Online Ordering
« on: May 10, 2017, 11:29:01 AM »
Since I live around 2 hours from Toronto and have no lhbs, this is the downside of online ordering. Yes, they have everything I want, but there is a downside of fresh yeast. I just received my yeast ( Wyeast 1335 II ) from one of my frequent homebrew shops that I order from. Manufactured Jan 15 - 2017. That makes it 114 days old. 100 billion cells? Yea, far from it.

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