I broke down and bought a Pond Pump that does 500 gallons per hour at Home Depot. I have an Ice Chest thta I can use to hold iced water and use that. Thanks all!
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Although I've never tried it, I'd imagine you could put the faucet adapter on a shower arm, it should fit. But I've also seen people use a pond pump and a container with ice water (like half of a blue barrel or something). Post a pic of your new faucet, maybe it can be used.This is what it looks like. https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/9678T-DST
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If you know that the barrel was just emptied a week ago, thats a very fresh barrel. I've used 3 different small barrels, and suggest your friend just keep it sealed up and cool until his beer is ready to go in. I wouldn't put anything in it...water, sanitizer, whiskey, nothing. Also why they would wait 3 weeks after brewing to fill the barrel? I'd just wait until the most active fermentation is over one week or so, and fill that puppy up.
Depends in part upon how recent the barrel was dumped. The longer it goes the more likely it needs to be rehydrated to seal water-tight.About 1 week ago, likely can't brew a stout for another week, then probably 3 weeks of aging minimum before a fill. Thoughts?
What is up with that Phosphate level? No Magnesium?Magnesium at 11, Phosphate at 47 mg/l aka ppm
Thanks for the advice, so I will just go with filtering my water, and using for this, no additions to the mash. Thanks!The Sodium, Sulfate and Chloride look high after entering in to BrunWater, the expected PH without any additions would be 5.58 according to that too. Should I dilute back with say a 1/4 distilled water and add back say a gram of baking soda?
No! 5.58pH would make a fantastic stout. Perfect water for it.
Plan out how long you expect to age the beer with brett and add the fruit during the last 6-8 weeks.
If you aren't sure how long you want to age the beer then pitch brett and once you're happy with the flavor then add the fruit for 6-8 weeks.
I'm not concerned with brett's ability to chew through whatever you throw at it but sitting on the fruit for longer just means you're losing some of the freshness of the fruit. FWIW I would look for heirloom or other particularly flavorful peaches for the beer. My experience with the normal grocery store varieties has been underwhelming.