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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 11:02:21 AM »
Martin, roughly how much sulfate from one tablet would need to be accounted for in Bru'nwater (or other) ?

The packaging says one tablet/gal is "150 ppm", but not of what. So at one tablet per 20 gal, ~8 ppm of something or other. Probably SO2 since that's what a vintner would actually be worried about.

My tablets mass ~650 mg. If you assume that's entirely K2S2O5 - I'm sure there's also some sort of binder, but we'll establish an upper bound - that's 5.6 ppm of metabisufite, or 3.7 ppm of sulfate assuming my stoichiometry checks out.

Sounds pretty negligible anyway. Thanks for the info !

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:43:31 AM »
Martin, roughly how much sulfate from one tablet would need to be accounted for in Bru'nwater (or other) ?  There is another thread currently that discusses using a campden tablet in the mash as a source of antioxidant against staling of malt compounds.

The tabs are sufite, so I'm not sure there would be any sulfate to account for at all.

I thought Martin had posted that the sulfite gets downgraded to sulfate by the boil.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:39:47 AM »
IIRC one campden tablet will dechlorinate 20 gallons of water.  In other words, 1/4 tab per 5 gallons. Crush it, stir it in, let it sit overnight and you should be good.

Ah ok...so I can't add it during the brewing process?

I've used all RO forever (tap water is crap here), but my understanding is that you need to the day before to give it time to off gas the chlorine and/or chloramines.

Actually, it works in just a few seconds.  But you do need to add it before you start. 

Thanks, Denny.  Long time RO user here. I had it in my head that the water had to sit overnight.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:35:13 AM »
Martin, roughly how much sulfate from one tablet would need to be accounted for in Bru'nwater (or other) ?  There is another thread currently that discusses using a campden tablet in the mash as a source of antioxidant against staling of malt compounds.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:20:10 AM »
IIRC one campden tablet will dechlorinate 20 gallons of water.  In other words, 1/4 tab per 5 gallons. Crush it, stir it in, let it sit overnight and you should be good.

Ah ok...so I can't add it during the brewing process?

I've used all RO forever (tap water is crap here), but my understanding is that you need to the day before to give it time to off gas the chlorine and/or chloramines.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:14:58 AM »
IIRC one campden tablet will dechlorinate 20 gallons of water.  In other words, 1/4 tab per 5 gallons. Crush it, stir it in, let it sit overnight and you should be good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: continental vs domestic malt flavors
« on: March 27, 2015, 09:58:09 AM »
I'm pretty much convinced now that whatever that flavor is that we get is just the fact that the beer has to travel so far and so long to get here...staleness or slight oxidation, I'd say.

Yep, same here.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: do I need to use campden tablets?
« on: March 27, 2015, 09:56:20 AM »
Are you using your local tap water or RO (or Distilled) ?  If you're using all tap water,  it'd be a good idea to use campden to drive off chlorine/chloramines . So you're not noticing any chlorophenol character in your beers - plastic, medicinal, Bandaid ?  If not and you're pleased, then I wouldn't worry though.


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Beer Travel / Re: Drinking my way through the Carribean
« on: March 27, 2015, 09:19:22 AM »
Awesome.  Enjoy !

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I don't see HSA as much of a risk based on the info from Bamforth and others, either. 

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The Pub / Re: The Craft Beer Quiz
« on: March 27, 2015, 08:26:11 AM »
Yeah, had Lost Abbey and Schmalz bass ackward on the slogans.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Stylistic question.....
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:18:54 AM »
Fittingly, the Belgians aren't hung on beer styles in such a rigid fashion.  I don't think a roasted coffee-like malt like kilncoffee (though it isn't much) would fit with what we would recognize here as a true dubbel, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be a great beer anyway. Go for it !

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: continental vs domestic malt flavors
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:43:03 AM »
Perhaps a mash using adjuncts or undermodified malts will convert better if the fully modified malts are more fully modified than the less fully modified malts?

Sounds sort of silly, but that's how I take it. Explains why maltsters like Briess are dropping 6 row altogether.

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Been doing that for a long time. Other things that are antioxidants are cinnamon and coriander.

I'd heard that about the spices, but not the campden. I have plenty on hand that I use for ciders. Think I'll give it a try. Thanks !

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 27, 2015, 04:45:01 AM »
Nice haul, Frank. I'd love to see the Firestone make its way here. And the Surly.

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