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All Grain Brewing / Re: Berliner Weisse
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:55:24 PM »
Very soft water will make the Berliner Weisse exceedingly crushable, i.e., have very low mouthfeel, IMlimitedE. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: How to get pH of modified from Bru'nWater
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:29:40 AM »
I understand that it doesn't really matter to the brewing process. I am just trying to get all the information into BeerSmith in a consistent way. It is a matter of record-keeping, not brewing. I would like BeerSmith's expected mash pH to match that from Bru'nWater so that I only need to keep one dataset for a brew.

I tried to make BeerSmith my whole repository of info on a brew including mash chemistry but I realized it wasn't worth the effort in part because BeerSmith's mash pH calculations do not match Bru'n Water's and I think BeerSmith's calculations are less accurate. 

You could just put in a guesstimated pH if that is the only piece missing.


Ingredients / Re: Organic Malt source
« on: October 16, 2017, 02:44:12 PM »
Some GMO's are incredibly beneficial, for example, they made a variety of rice with additional nutrients and greatly reduced malnutrition in the third world.

While the GMO rice does have more nutrients than similarly polished rice, existing natural whole rice species supply the same nutrients.

If all the diacetyl is gone, it doesn't really matter.  If you are looking to keg when you get back then why not store cold?

The Pub / Re: Another beer name issue...
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:43:52 AM »
Also I did not see in the C&D if 10 barrel actually had a mark or not for Apocalypse.

I did not see the C&D because it has be taken down by Mason, but 10 Barrel can have a mark even if it is not registered.

The Pub / Re: Another beer name issue...
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:39:31 AM »
I kind of wish the industry would generate a set of guidelines for what is ok and what isn't.
The two industry guidelines merely say don't infringe someone else's rights.  Trademark infringement is too fact specific to lend itself to specific and simple rules.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help Me Make a Better Brew Day
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:42:49 PM »
Enjoy homebrewed beverage(s).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: cpvc pipe size for mashtun cooler?
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:02:42 AM »
Your efficiency is typical.  If you are batch sparging, your manifold does not effect efficiency.  There are lots of threads here about achieving greater efficiency.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Which freon is good for Refrigerator?
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:59:35 AM »
I believe some freons have become so restricted that individuals can't buy the freon.  You would have to hire a repair company to fix an older leaking fridge.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: cpvc pipe size for mashtun cooler?
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:56:10 PM »
Turns out I used 1/2" for a 50 qt cooler.

All Grain Brewing / Re: chloride above 100 ppm?
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:47:19 PM »
Not a problem.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: cpvc pipe size for mashtun cooler?
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:56:01 AM »
I'm not home so I can't check what size my CPVC manifold is. But I think I use 3/8" because I feel that the 1/4" may restrict flow too much while the 1/2" may be more difficult to work with because of it being stiffer. Maybe I'll remember to check when I get home.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Molecule
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:58:56 PM »
The first one is definitely a hop acid which may be humulone.

The second one is definitely not alcohol.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temp drop
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
Garrett, my strike water temperature is often about 6 F hotter than the desired mash temperature to compensate for grains being much cooler than the mash temperature.  Are you using a strike water calculator to determine how hot your strike water (water for first infusion mash) should be?

I didn't use a strike water calculator for my first all-grain batches and my mash temp was off.

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