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by Heron1952
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

The sulphate chloride ratio is a subtlety. Alkalinity first, Calcium next. Low minerals is just not that important. Unless brewing a US style.
by Heron1952
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Graham's drop down notes 5 and 6 need to be read!! They are a good starting point. And are best not further complicated😎😉
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Your release dates still think its 2019!!!
by Heron1952
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Far too much waste water using RO for my preference😉 CRS works too but loads too much sulphate for me often.
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Snip As to sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, they are not used by homebrewers in the States, and I don't believe that we even have a means whereby to purchase them in food grade versions. I use acid malt and/or 88% lactic acid. Concentrated Phosphoric Acid scares me. Concentrated versions of Hydrochl...
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Interesting MME spreadsheet, sadly no CRS or AMS or H2SO4 or HCl acid additions. That's in common with many water calculators. Those acids would all affect the critical sulphate and chloride balance, not just alkalinity MME has CRS/AMS. I agree that it has no accommodation for straight sulfuric or ...
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 5855

Re: Ro or tap

Interesting MME spreadsheet, sadly no CRS or AMS or H2SO4 or HCl acid additions. That's in common with many water calculators. Those acids would all affect the critical sulphate and chloride balance, not just alkalinity
by Heron1952
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Low mash pH

Oh dear🙂
by Heron1952
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3749

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

FWIW I used these still ok 12 months on
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JQX-40F-2Z-C ... 2749.l2649
by Heron1952
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Conical Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 5471

Re: Conical Recommendations

Just the same as Kev's. With a coil from Homebrew builder. The 310 cooler is controlled by a STC100. Various relays to either cool or heat, via bathroom radiator heater in a copper pipe. Not sure I could build it again. Think it was Barneey on the old HB Forum who showed how. There's a thread here, ...
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

All depends on what's being brewed. For an American lager or perhaps a Pilsner diluting with Ashbeck or similar cheap supermarket bottled water, to reduce repent alkalinity might be worth the effort. The expense and water wastage of RO maybe a step too far.
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Conical Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 5471

Re: Conical Recommendations

I have exactly the same set up as Kev, very happy with it. Have to say that 7gal. rather than the 14gal. that I have, would probably have been adequate. It's cooled and heated with a modified 310 Cornelius cooler. A 7gal. Would fit a large larder fridge.
by Heron1952
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

Malt Miller stocks 2 types of in post, but there are various size threads on cornie type keg posts.
by Heron1952
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 4340

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Yes it should be fine just step up gradually when you see activity but don't rush the yeast, and be patient🙂