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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2015, 06:27:09 am »
I bet that beer made a killer bunion soak  ;)

When it filled their shoes after a shart?
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2015, 06:29:37 am »
I made a beer that contained a rounded quarter cup of Epsom salt back when I was just starting to brew. 

I erred when I made this post.  I checked my old brewing logs last night.  It appears that I used a rounded 1/8th cup of Epsom salt, not a rounded quarter cup.  That is still a large amount of Epsom salt.

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2015, 06:51:49 am »
I bet that beer made a killer bunion soak  ;)

When it filled their shoes after a shart?

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2015, 07:00:16 am »

We might not make the 2 miles if Mark is on beverage detail...
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2015, 07:04:41 am »

We might not make the 2 miles if Mark is on beverage detail...

true..thread took a shart right turn
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2015, 10:27:52 am »
I have recently moved to LA from NYC and so I have switched to using distilled water for brews and I have both salts and acids I can use for ph.

I made that move myself in 2007.  I'm not sure where you are at in LA, but there is a pretty decent homebrew store in Culver City (Culver City Homebrewing), and they recently opened a second location in Eagle Rock if you happen to be out that way.
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2015, 08:29:47 pm »
true..thread took a shart right turn

The story gets better.   When I mentioned that I did not know anyone who brewed, I should have qualified that statement by stating that I did not know anyone who actually knew how to brew.  Three of us who were drinking that evening were just getting started in the hobby.  We are talking about the clueless leading the clueless.  The two other brewer wannabes in that drinking session were CID warrant officers that were stationed at Fort Meade.  I had recently met these guys at Maryland Homebrew (that was during basement days).  One had the misfortune having been called out to investigate an incident the next morning.  He called me when he returned from collecting evidence.  The first thing that came out of his mouth was an implication that my mother was a female dog. :)  He then informed me that I was lucky that he was able to perform the investigation in an old set of BDUs.  I do not know how he managed to shart like that, but he laid waste to the jacket as well as the trousers.

We laughed about that incident from time to time until he retired and moved away.   I miss that guy and the group of guys with whom I learned how to brew.  We all started in the hobby around the same time because Maryland Homebrew had only been in business for a couple of months when we met.  None of us had previous brewing experience, but we all turned into reasonably good brewers.  That was before brewing software and easy to obtain high-quality yeast.  The only easy to obtain home brewing book was the Complete Joy of Homebrewing.  If I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing.   I would not know what I know today if I had started out with high quality yeast and brewing software.

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2015, 08:36:55 pm »
Hilarious !  I remember those days - Charlie P's book and lots of clueless ambition.   ;D
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2015, 10:37:47 pm »
I use MgSO4 in almost every beer.   However, my water is deficient in magnesium.  The only negative that I have ever encountered with MgSO4 is that too much has a laxative effect.

with distilled which is pretty easy to measure, anyone have experience?

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2015, 10:39:18 pm »
I have recently moved to LA from NYC and so I have switched to using distilled water for brews and I have both salts and acids I can use for ph.

I made that move myself in 2007.  I'm not sure where you are at in LA, but there is a pretty decent homebrew store in Culver City (Culver City Homebrewing), and they recently opened a second location in Eagle Rock if you happen to be out that way.

Yup, been shopping at both these stores

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2015, 08:17:30 am »
with distilled which is pretty easy to measure, anyone have experience?

I recently started to use RO water, which is pretty close to distilled water mineral-wise.  Adjusting distilled water is like adjusting any other water supply.  With true distilled water, you should be able to enter 0s and the measured pH in the water report section of Bru'n Water.

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2015, 09:04:32 am »
I also brew with distilled water which makes things pretty easy if you have a decent gram scale.  I've only been using gypsum, calcium chloride and 10% phosphoric acid.
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2015, 06:12:55 pm »
I also brew with distilled water which makes things pretty easy if you have a decent gram scale.  I've only been using gypsum, calcium chloride and 10% phosphoric acid.
That's all you really need. I do like a small amount of NaCl in my maltier beers, though.
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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2015, 08:46:49 pm »
I bet that beer made a killer bunion soak  ;)

When it filled their shoes after a shart?

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Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2015, 09:46:03 am »
I also brew with distilled water which makes things pretty easy if you have a decent gram scale.  I've only been using gypsum, calcium chloride and 10% phosphoric acid.
That's all you really need. I do like a small amount of NaCl in my maltier beers, though.

Here's all you need (Sounds like 5.2 with options...):

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/brewing-ingredients/salts-finings/accumash

Anybody try this one yet?
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