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All Grain Brewing / Re: Critique my water?
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:12:37 AM »
Thank you so much Richard for your detailed response!
Yes I've been reading quite a bit latley and finally chose to use the EZ water adjustment calculator from TH over @ HBT.
I'm excited to get busy learning as much as I can so I can make better beer.
I have been making decent all grain beer over the last 6 years.
The filter is going to be my next purchase.
As for my first water treated brew day. here is what I made  10 SRM IPA  88 IBU  1.071 OG  5.5 gallons

I used a known water source spring water and omitted the lactic in the boil            
            
Starting Water (ppm):            
Ca:   60         
Mg:   6         
Na:   7         
Cl:   11         
SO4:   21         
CaCO3:   190         
            
Mash / Sparge Vol (gal):   5   /   3.5   
Dilution Rate:   0%         
            
Adjustments (grams) Mash / Boil Kettle:            
CaCO3:   0   /   0   
CaSO4:   1.25   /   0.875   
CaCl2:   0.75   /   0.525   
MgSO4:   2   /   1.4   
NaHCO3:   0   /   0   
NaCl:   1   /   0.7   
HCL Acid:   0   /   0   
Lactic Acid:   2.5   /   1.75   
            
Mash Water / Total water (ppm):            
Ca:   86   /   86   
Mg:   16   /   16   
Na:   28   /   28   
Cl:   62   /   62   
SO4:   99   /   99   
CaCO3:   190   /   190   
            
RA (mash only):   41   (9 to 13 SRM)      
Cl to SO4 (total water):   0.63   (Bitter)      

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All Grain Brewing / Critique my water?
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:12:02 AM »
Tampa FL, Hillsborough County

pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 463
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.77
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.1 / 8.3
ppm
Sodium, Na 44
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 102
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 305
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.6 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 76
Chloride, Cl 40
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 144
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 118

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Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: June 09, 2010, 03:31:30 AM »
Tampa FL/ Hillsborough County, June 2010

pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 463
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.77
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.1 / 8.3
ppm
Sodium, Na 44
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 102
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 305
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.6 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 76
Chloride, Cl 40
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 144
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 118
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When building water...
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:34:02 PM »
Thanks
Too bad Tampa water isnt posted. I'll be sure to do so when I get my results back.
I'm shiping out my water to Wards tomorrow.
Since I have all of my salts now, I might s well wait for the results and adjust my tap water.
I was thinking it would be easier to build my water from scratch, but I really dont want the hassel of hauling water around town.
We'll see.
Im really looking forward to fixin' my water and make better beer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When building water...
« on: June 01, 2010, 08:33:44 AM »
My water is not doing what I want in my finished beers.
Especially in the when I wnat to accentuate malt and bitterness ratios.
I'm afraid if I use my tap water to sparge.. which is generally 50% of my volume. I still may not get those reults I want to achieve?

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General Homebrew Discussion / When building water...
« on: June 01, 2010, 08:25:02 AM »
Can I use my specific style built RO water for both the mash and sparge?
I think Im going to try Moshers ideal Pale ale water recipe for my IPA?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Malt Conditioning
« on: December 17, 2009, 06:01:41 AM »
What was the final result, how did this affect your efficiency?

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Sparging an American Barleywine right now...    :P

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All Grain Brewing / Water Help..
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:40:19 AM »
Hi all,
Ive been brewing all grain beers with good success using spring water, filtered water and my tap water for about 5 years now.
I want to hone in on quality control and want to start dabbling into making my own water.
I want to start making different water profiles for the variety of styles using RO water since it seem to be inabundances her in Tampa.. My tap water is less ideal for making great beer.
I havent gotten any reports on mineral content of my water or have'nt I sent out for any..
I somewhat understand the basic of the brewing salts and what they achieve.
But I am somewhat lost on the quantities and such as it relates to the different calculators.
I have this calculator that am toying with and it seems pretty straight forward..
I am inputting quantities of salts until I reach the desired water profile, but it seems all greek to me.???
So I'm reaching out to you all to get the laymans terms on water and understanding.
Heres the calculator I have...

Thanks Greg
http://www.brewersfriend.com/water-chemistry/
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:36:27 AM »
I'm brewing a Am. Barley Wine Tuesday and racking it onto a cake of cl-50...

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The Pub / Re: Hey Guys
« on: November 05, 2009, 10:39:46 PM »
Ha!  How'd I guess BB would be in here !    ;D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« on: November 05, 2009, 10:02:45 PM »
  good bye Mason jars..  Thanks

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Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrewopedia Beer Recipes
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:22:35 AM »
Sweet!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Great Forum !
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:09:08 AM »
Hello All, Good to be here !   8)

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