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Offline euge

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Re: First Pils
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2016, 11:37:58 PM »
Be sure (if you haven't) to set the dilution tab to RO and whatever % of RO you're using. I use all RO so I set the dilution tab to RO 100%.

I set my initial profile up with the RO profile and then set the dilution to zero when I redid everything. After my last post I went to Braukaiser and looked at some water profiles. I added 0.3 # acidulated malt which brought everything in line without the need for an acid addition.

I then changed it to "yellow balanced" and got something very much like what I have already except it has 7 ppm magnesium. Hmmm. Pilsen or yellow balanced?

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Re: First Pils
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2016, 11:40:21 PM »
I really like yellow balanced (or a variation of) for most pale lagers. Just preference.
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Re: First Pils
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 11:52:12 PM »
"Pilsen" is water profile you might find In that region; it's not necessarily what a brewer ends up using to brew with. It's like using whatever you well water has in it for minerals, and then adjusting to something like yellow balanced.  IMO you will be happy with the yellow balanced for standard pils, and more hoppy like northern German pils you'd up the sulfate to 90-100ppm as an example.


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Re: First Pils
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 11:59:49 PM »
Yellow balanced it is! I'll try the pilsen some other time.

I rebuilding my stocks of beer and want more predictable results.

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