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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2015, 11:06:38 PM »
Yeah? I get up close to you every once and a while - you should ping me when you get down to this area. There are far better breweries than Jester King to visit! :)


Ford is a customer... so you know... lots of time in Wixom. Always seems to be in the wintertime. My colleague's son is in school in Anne Arbor - hopefully going to have a trip in the summer and swing up toward the U for a few beers and steaks.

Never been to JK, but if we get in on the Sunday in time, we will stop. Staying in Drippin'. Like the area and really like the Barber Shop.

What breweries do you recommend? Been to Twisted X, not so impressed.

The Wixom plant is leveled, and a big RV dealer and a Menards are going in. Makes you do a double take every time on I-96.
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 11:32:23 PM »
The last time I was in Austin, Jester King was top of the list. Too bad they were in Maine that weekend for a beer fest. Damn you Mainers.

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2015, 12:25:01 AM »
Real Ale for sure over in Blanco - on the Dripping Springs side. It's a great tour and fascinating given their growth in the past 2 years. I would make sure to to it. Not clear on their hours early in the week.


JK is a nice place, but just overcrowded. I am allergic to hipsters.


In town, there are quite a few, but I would strongly recommend ABGB, and would be happy to be your host there. Maybe could swing a tour, but a brewery is a brewery - usually. They are just south of downtown off Lamar and Oltorf. Another pizza place and sandwiches but the best pils and helles in town (IMHO). Closed on Monday.


Pinthouse Pizza has a solid selection of beers - and a large line up - Pizza is decent. North side of town. Would be a nice day trip up, and work towards the south to some of the breweries.


Uncle Billys has a new brewery system and brewers. Those guys left to start ABGB, but understand the beer is pretty good these days. Don't count on great BBQ there tho.


South of 71/Ben White there is South Austin Brewing <not recommended>, (512) <recommended>, Independence <recommended> and a NXNW location is now South. A little further up 35, there is Whip Inn (Kamala Brewing) which can be hit and miss, but fun. Meridian Hive further north - if you like Mead... and I know the brewers there and maybe could get a private tour setup. It's lots of tanks... but the mead is sessionable and pretty tasty.


Really hard to not hit a brewery with a good throwing arm. ABGB is my favorite... head brewer has several GABF medals and a real character.
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 12:56:17 AM »
Thanks for the run down.

Been to the Town of Blanco, the brewery was not open for tours that day. We always get a 6-er Hans Pils when in TX.

The niece in Austin likes Pizza Pint. Might stop this time if we are in Austin. We have been to Franklin twice and John Mueller twice. Many other places in the area including Lockhart and Luling.

Will just be in Drippin 2 nights. Might head farther west on some day trips to see more of the Hill country.

OP-sorry for the thread jack!

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2015, 03:45:51 AM »
One other place, if you like WW2 history... Fredricksburg has an amazing WW2 Pacific Theater museum. Worth the ride by itself, along with the old west mainstreet shopping. There is a little microbrewery there that has excellent food and fair beer.


Hope y'all enjoy the trip!
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2015, 10:11:57 AM »
Hm, brewing a porter on Sunday. I'll buy water at the supermarket for now, until I get this alkalinity stuff sorted out. Unfortunately supermarkets don't sell RO water, but they do have decent mineral water. Just a bit expensive...
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2015, 10:15:21 AM »
Hm, brewing a porter on Sunday. I'll buy water at the supermarket for now, until I get this alkalinity stuff sorted out. Unfortunately supermarkets don't sell RO water, but they do have decent mineral water. Just a bit expensive...

Would it make sense to dilute the tap water with, say, same amount of mineral water?
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2015, 10:16:52 AM »
Not really.  Minerals are the problem.  You want to dilute it with distilled. 

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2015, 11:08:15 AM »
Not really.  Minerals are the problem.  You want to dilute it with distilled.

Not even with this composition? It's very soft, suited for babies.

amount per 100 l

salt   0.0008g
Calcium   0.4mg
chloride   0.08mg
Fluoride   0.01mg
Magnesium   0.1mg
Potassium   0.08mg
Sodium   0.0003g

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2015, 11:09:50 AM »
Sorry I don't really know how those translate into measurements I'd use in Bru'n Water.   

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2015, 11:18:29 AM »
But I may have been off base with the minerals are the problem comment.  Alkalinity is your problem, right?  Do you know the alkalinity of the mineral water? 

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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 11:29:34 AM »
From the content of that mineral water, all that would contribute to alkalinity are very low.


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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2015, 11:43:26 AM »
But I may have been off base with the minerals are the problem comment.  Alkalinity is your problem, right?  Do you know the alkalinity of the mineral water?

In mg/liter:
Ca = 4
Mg = 1
Na = 3
K = 0,8
HCO3 = 23,4
SiO2 = 19
Cl = 0,8

pH = 6,7
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2015, 11:48:30 AM »
But I may have been off base with the minerals are the problem comment.  Alkalinity is your problem, right?  Do you know the alkalinity of the mineral water?

In mg/liter:
Ca = 4
Mg = 1
Na = 3
K = 0,8
HCO3 = 23,4
SiO2 = 19
Cl = 0,8

pH = 6,7

so you can plug that into bru'nwater as PPM. thats water you can work with. is it expensive?
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Re: bru'n water alkalinity
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2015, 12:46:16 PM »
But I may have been off base with the minerals are the problem comment.  Alkalinity is your problem, right?  Do you know the alkalinity of the mineral water?

In mg/liter:
Ca = 4
Mg = 1
Na = 3
K = 0,8
HCO3 = 23,4
SiO2 = 19
Cl = 0,8

pH = 6,7

so you can plug that into bru'nwater as PPM. thats water you can work with. is it expensive?

33 dollar cents per liter.
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