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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2020, 01:21:10 PM »
I’m not sure when they went from solid copper

1982
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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2020, 01:59:49 PM »
A friend said a local brewery has a hose packed with copper tubing. If they have a stinky batch that is used for the transfer to the Brite tank. It doesn't take much contact time, as Martin says.

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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2020, 03:38:20 PM »
I’m not sure when they went from solid copper

1982

   Mid 1982 to be a bit more precise, there are all copper 1982's and clad ones. All copper pennies weigh ~3.1g, clad ones ~2.5g. Tedium ad nauseum ;D.
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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2020, 03:50:04 PM »
I’m not sure when they went from solid copper

1982

   Mid 1982 to be a bit more precise, there are all copper 1982's and clad ones. All copper pennies weigh ~3.1g, clad ones ~2.5g. Tedium ad nauseum ;D.
Even more precise, 1856
U.S PENNY
History of composition
  Years            Material
1793–1795    100% copper
1795–1857    100% copper
1856–1864    88% copper, 12% nickel
1864–1942    95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
1943            zinc-coated steel
1944–1946    95% copper, 5% zinc
1947–1962    95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
1962–1982    95% copper, 5% zinc
1982–present    97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper

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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2020, 04:30:49 PM »
I’m not sure when they went from solid copper

1982

   Mid 1982 to be a bit more precise, there are all copper 1982's and clad ones. All copper pennies weigh ~3.1g, clad ones ~2.5g. Tedium ad nauseum ;D.
Even more precise, 1856
U.S PENNY
History of composition
  Years            Material
1793–1795    100% copper
1795–1857    100% copper
1856–1864    88% copper, 12% nickel
1864–1942    95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
1943            zinc-coated steel
1944–1946    95% copper, 5% zinc
1947–1962    95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
1962–1982    95% copper, 5% zinc
1982–present    97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper

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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2020, 09:54:42 PM »
I have been looking into this further and it seems the wine makers among us have a solution. They use Reduless or Copper Sulfate.









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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2020, 10:25:30 PM »
I have been looking into this further and it seems the wine makers among us have a solution. They use Reduless or Copper Sulfate.





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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2020, 10:47:06 PM »
No. The penny has been hanging in there since last night but I still get smell and taste.

I found it interesting that one source stated that to practice detecting the Hydrogen Sulphide off flavor to add metabisulfite into the beer.

Great! 

That’s what I did thinking I was eliminating chlorine/chloramine. Instead, I think I shot myself in the foot.

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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2020, 02:30:57 PM »
No. The penny has been hanging in there since last night but I still get smell and taste.

I found it interesting that one source stated that to practice detecting the Hydrogen Sulphide off flavor to add metabisulfite into the beer.

Great! 

That’s what I did thinking I was eliminating chlorine/chloramine. Instead, I think I shot myself in the foot.

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« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2020, 02:46:40 PM »
I normally use distilled water. This is a pandemic batch and the shelves were bare, so I used tap water treated with Kmeta.

I’ve brewed this base recipe dozens of times. The only other difference is Eukonot hops. Same yeast, same grist, same mash, same ferment, basta.

Since this has never happened before using my normal processes in over 100 batches, I am looking at an overdose of Kmeta as the smoking gun. Of course, I could be wrong and could have a serious infection.


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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2020, 03:46:07 PM »
I normally use distilled water. This is a pandemic batch and the shelves were bare, so I used tap water treated with Kmeta.

I’ve brewed this base recipe dozens of times. The only other difference is Eukonot hops. Same yeast, same grist, same mash, same ferment, basta.

Since this has never happened before using my normal processes in over 100 batches, I am looking at an overdose of Kmeta as the smoking gun. Of course, I could be wrong and could have a serious infection.


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How much did you use?
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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2020, 04:13:20 PM »
.3 grams Kmeta powder in 8.5 gal water


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Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2020, 04:29:57 PM »
.3 grams Kmeta powder in 8.5 gal water


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Doing math in my head based on memory (you know how that goes), that certainly doesn't seem excessive.

ETA:  OK, looks like one tablet, which is good for 20 gal., weighs .44 gr.  So you were a bit high, but not what I'd call over the top.  Martin, where are you?
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