« on: February 15, 2013, 02:01:29 PM »
And don't worry to much about o2. I mean don't splash around in there but taking a gravity sample of even pulling a hop bag out is not going to oxidize your beer.
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With my (failed) doppelbock, it's similar to a chalky texture. So I suppose it could be astringency.
Denny's the king of all batch sparging...that's how.
He uses hippie power during the mash man.
It's this special little dance I do....but it only works when the moon is in Feces.....
i understand how strange it is, but absolutely no softener, filter or anything. my well is very deep, about 375ft. my well system comprises a submersible well pump and pressure tank inside the house..thats it.
so live about 30 miles southeast of cleveland in suburbs - chagrin falls ohio 44023.
so when you use bottled water, whats the PH of it (does it matter?)- or do you not make any adjustments for PH when using bottled water. my grist for this pilsner is calculated at about 1pt of acidity if recall correctly.
sorry if this sounds stupid, but is RO water the same as bottled water?
using Ro water, im still adding 3.3gr of gypsum, 2.6gr cal chloride, and 1.3ml lactic acid - result is 5.3PH, and brings everything in target range for this beer profile (according to bru'n water yellow balanced)
As for the water, do you have an analysis of your tap water or do you plan to build it from RO? And have you downloaded Bru'n Water?
I recently got my water analysis back from Ward Labs. I have not yet downloaded Bru'n Water. I usually just add a Campden Tablet and a teaspoon of Gypsum simply because my Calcium is a bit low.
Where can get Bru'n Water?
I've been very concerned about my level of pre-fermentation aeration. I feel it is lacking.
Does anybody know of any good / affordable aeration systems or aquarium pumps or something else.
tschmidlin the fact that they had to have taken that post off is what burns me the most. First they KNEW the keg was bent there. They knew that makes the post difficult to get a socket on. And yet they sold me the thing anyway. To me that is a just plain shoddy way to do business. And if that is the way they do business I will take mine elsewhere. I don't expect a used keg to be in mint condition. But I expect it to at least be usable.
Thanks for the reply guys! Really frustrating, as the rest of my brews are really nice, some are excellent. I have sent my water off to be tested, just awaiting the report. I used to have Bru'n water, just downloaded the new version. As for the boil volumes and gravity, I added the sugar in the recipe in the last 5 minutes of the boil if that makes a difference, so it would not be in the preboil sample.
As for Bru'N water, so I just start with a water value of 0 in everything fro using RO in the new version?
The fastrack looks interesting but I gotta tell you, the eyes staring out at me from the ad freak me out. Especially the dog...
What about bombers? Do they mention how many (or if) bombers will fit and still stack with any stability?It says on the site, 22oz, less of them but yet.
So, If I'm planning on boiling my water that I'll use to rehydrate some US-05 is there any reason I shouldn't add enough DME to the equivalent concentration of a typical starter and a pinch of yeast nutrient for the purpose of rehydrating? I'm wondering if this would provide a nice boost or if the yeast would be confused by spending a short time in a "starter" solution prior to being pitched (say, after a couple hours or so).
I keep it simple with 100% pale or munich grist. I will sometimes add some sugar, 1 lb sounds good. I did a wheat wine with coconut sugar that came out nice. that was 2 lb for 21 liters and I aged it in a rum barrel so it's got a lot going on.That sounds good
I am looking forward to a vertical bigfoot expidition. Sometime this week maybe. I have 1 bottle of 2007 and then 2009-2013. It's only okay for me when fresh, but after a year or two it starts to be really amazing. I had a 2006 a couple years ago and that was AMAZING so I am really looking forward to the 2007I have 2 or 3 2008s left. The last one I had was really, really good. I'm not sure how long the rest will last