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hokerer:

--- Quote from: topher.bartos on February 11, 2013, 11:01:29 AM --- So, I have a few ideas of what it might be:

1. Young / Green beer. I'm going to age it a little bit to see what happens.
2. Unhealthy yeast. I'm going to try to create a yeast starter and increase aeration.
3. Water problems / mash pH problems. I'm going to try different brewing salt additions to my water to see if I can get the pH under control.

I'm would like to do one thing at a time so I can see what the true problem is....

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Doing them one at a time is the right idea.  If you're listing them in order, bump number 2 up to number 1 and you may solve your problem in one step.

davidgzach:
I bought a stainless mix stir for $24 before getting a Williams O2 system for Christmas.  I still use the mix stir when I want a good whirlpool for pellets and trub.  And like Mort, I used a whisk and some elbow grease for probably my first 50 beers which cost about $1.95...... ;)

I would definitely focus on pitching the proper amount of healthy yeast moving forward.  It's essential to making better beer.

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? 

Dave

topher.bartos:

--- Quote from: davidgzach on February 11, 2013, 11:22:58 AM ---
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? 

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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?

morticaixavier:

--- Quote from: topher.bartos on February 11, 2013, 11:26:20 AM ---
--- Quote from: davidgzach on February 11, 2013, 11:22:58 AM ---
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? 

--- End quote ---

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?

--- End quote ---

Here ya' go

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/

davidgzach:

--- Quote from: topher.bartos on February 11, 2013, 11:26:20 AM ---
--- Quote from: davidgzach on February 11, 2013, 11:22:58 AM ---
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? 

--- End quote ---

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?

--- End quote ---

Plug in your water chemistry and be sure to read the instructions-twice!  It's a lot to take in but it's a wonderful tool.  Thanks Martin!    :)

Dave

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