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Offline jtconrad74

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Finally got my water figured out!!
« on: May 15, 2011, 07:54:59 AM »
After quite a few beers brewed, I finally hit my target PH of 5.3 - 5.4 this morning!!  Used some gypsum, 5.2 stabilizer for the strike and lactic acid for the sparge!  Sent in for a water analysis and used the bruin water spreadsheet, it worked well.  Pretty stoked to see how this beer turns out.  It's a Vanilla Porter.

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Re: Finally got my water figured out!!
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 08:31:05 AM »
Next time try it without the 5.2.  You should be able to be right on without it and not using might improve the flavor of your beer.
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Re: Finally got my water figured out!!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 11:50:43 AM »
This is the first time I've tried the 5.2 and the first time I've hit my target, gravities and all.  All my previous beers turned out fine and were really decent, I'm hoping this did the trick though.  I'll make a post when I'm ready to start sipping to let you know!  I tried two beers I've already brewed before so I'm excited to taste the difference.