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All Grain Brewing / Water profile and IPAs
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:13:12 PM »
So I've gotten some great info regarding RO water now I'd like to put that into practice. What kind of additions would I need to make to RO water for a DIPA?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Iron and IPA's
« on: November 13, 2013, 04:56:43 PM »
Anyone ever brewed a batch with just plain old RO water? I had someone at work ask me if that was possible.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Iron and IPA's
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:59:42 PM »
The Meier in Novi MI recently went up to 39 cents/gallon. I still use it.

That's cheaper than I would've guessed. I've used the 5 gallon filtered water bottles and it seems they're more expensive. I'll have to make a trip to Meijer right down the street :0)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Iron and IPA's
« on: November 12, 2013, 12:51:15 PM »
Thanks for the info :0)
Jon, do you buy your RO water or have your own RO filtration system?

Martin, we're both pulling from the same water supply. How do you handle it?

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All Grain Brewing / Iron and IPA's
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:59:32 PM »
I was asking an employee at my LHBS about local water and brewing IPA's. He said that it's important to remove chlorine and iron in order to brew a good IPA and that I could achieve both of these tasks by using a carbon filter. However, when I started researching carbon filters, the info I read stated that
they're not very good at removing iron but very effective at removing chlorine. Which is correct?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Scaling down recipes...
« on: August 28, 2013, 03:35:39 PM »
I do remember him saying that they whirlpool but I'm not sure how long. Good advice :0)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Scaling down recipes...
« on: August 27, 2013, 06:56:05 PM »
::)  It never occurred to me to use my brewing software to downsize! I did the math and double-checked it with the software and they were very close to the same. Thanks for the insight!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Scaling down recipes...
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:53:59 PM »
I got a recipe from a local brewery and I'm wondering how to scale it down appropriately. They do 15bbl batches so the amounts I got were for that size. Is there anything funky to consider (without getting too wonky) when scaling down to a 5 gallon batch?

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Ingredients / Re: Lyle's Golden Syrup
« on: February 27, 2013, 09:16:54 PM »
Bought two bottles at a local grocery store. Very tasty stuff and expensive but I don't plan on using a whole lot
 of it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Ingredients / Re: Lyle's Golden Syrup
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:31:45 PM »
I did a web search and found that two of my local grocery stores carry it! :D

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Ingredients / Re: Lyle's Golden Syrup
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:55:28 PM »
I hadn't considered that. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Ingredients / Lyle's Golden Syrup
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:31:00 PM »
I'm getting ready to make an 80 Schilling that calls for Lyle's. I can get everything I need at my LHBS except that. I know I can order it online but I've read that a 50/50 blend of light and dark Karo syrup is a reasonable substitute. Sound right?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Zip ties in the brew kettle
« on: February 18, 2013, 10:13:04 AM »
Thanks for the info. I'd heard of the hop spider and after looking it up, it looks like something I'll try. I've read that utilization may be an issue because confining the hops to one area would restrict movement, any thoughts on that?

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Equipment and Software / Zip ties in the brew kettle
« on: February 17, 2013, 09:47:42 PM »
I contemplating buying some nylon paint strainers to use instead of the muslin grain bags. If I happen to buy the kind without a drawstring, would it be a problem to use zip ties to close the tops when used during the boil? I not concerned that they'll melt but maybe some off-flavors?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer tasting books?
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:49:26 PM »
Thanks for the info. I own How To Brew and I'm about to own Tasting Beer!

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