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All Grain Brewing / Re: Brewing Water Filtration
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:17:14 AM »
Thanks all for the input.  Looks like this guy is just going to have to learn to have some patience and plan ahead better to prepare for brew day!!

All Grain Brewing / Brewing Water Filtration
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:23:01 AM »
I'm sure it's been addressed before, but when I search I'm getting all types of discussions that just mention filtration of any kind.  I'm hoping I can get some input on what some of you guys with "city water" problems do for water besides buying bulk quantities of RO or filtered water.

My previous residence had great well water with a good profile, so I never encountered any problems.  I'm now on city water, and due to the nature of my job will continue to move around the country, so should probably get something figured out, because this Chlorine is affecting the flavor of my beers.  I'm looking at what I should do to set up a filter for brewing water.  I'm not opposed to getting an RO system, but am concerned about flow.  I have never known anyone who had RO set up, and what I've been reading seems to indicate the filtration process can slow down flow considerably.  Are you RO users filling containers prior to brew day to have water on hand, or is it possible to get good flow out of an RO system, and I'm just imagining problems that don't exist? 

Also, if you are filtering in another way, or not using RO but getting good results getting Chlorine out, please let me know what options I have.  I need an education!

Equipment and Software / BTU recommendations
« on: August 31, 2011, 03:15:56 AM »
I'm looking at upgrading from my single burner bayou cooker to a larger, two burner camp system.  I'm wondering what you guys recommend as a minimum heat output requirement?  I currently boil at 6 gallons, but may soon try my hand at larger batches, and don't know what will be required to heat a 10 gallon boil in a reasonable amount of time.  Suggestions?

Yeast and Fermentation / Multiply and Split
« on: February 06, 2011, 09:03:05 PM »
I have seen a lot of videos and instruction blurbs about how to harvest used yeast and store for future use in another beer.  Is there a reason one can't buy a packet of yeast, pitch it into a starter set up to allow the yeast to multiply, then store again in smaller portions each ready to pitch into a 5 gallon batch, or to make a starter?  I haven't seen anyone describe how they are growing with new yeast before pitching once.  Would this yield a better yeast than using a yeast that has already lived through a cycle, since many say to pitch the re-harvested yeast in a lower gravity beer than the first?  If you know of a site describing the process, please post!

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