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by Silver_Is_Money
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: clearing beer

Add Irish Moss or Whirlfloc near the end of the boil, and ferment with a yeast known to be a high or rapid flocculator. Generally the yeasts technical data sheet will list it as a high, moderate, or low flocculator.
by Silver_Is_Money
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: EBC Calculator

It is virtually never going to be the case where an amateur home brewer will actually know the real EBC color of their purchased malts or grains. The EBC number marked on the package is merely an assumed or nominal mid-range of the range of potentials available for the real color value, and even you...
by Silver_Is_Money
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

My software also predicts 5.38 as the calculated mash pH. To hit a measured actual 5.73 pH at the end of the mash, I calculate that your mash water alkalinity was likely on the order of 130 ppm, and that would place your mash water bicarbonate at about 159 ppm. Is it possible that your tap water is ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Excellent stuff here. Many thanks!!! I grabbed the Samuel Smith's recipe. Having trouble interpreting the one above it.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: ?Alakalinity too low?
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: ?Alakalinity too low?

simple one wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:45 pm
That'll be fine. Especially with a 2l to 1kg ratio.
I agree! Your grist, alkalinity, and mineralization will work fine together.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I amended my post above to add more details and another link. It could be even worse than I initially thought. Even if you more than double the amount of added calcium carbonate, if it is not pre-dissolved via the Braukaiser detailed "CO2 process" its maximum ability to raise pH is only 0.2 points. ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I'd like to know how it was determined that only half the calcium carbonate was used up and the other half rejected and explicitly in those ratios. The details are found here: http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Building_brewing_water_with_dissolved_chalk And here: http://braukaiser.com/...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: ?Alakalinity too low?
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: ?Alakalinity too low?

Do you know your mash waters calcium and magnesium mg/L (or ppm) values? What is the volume of your mash water in Liters?
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Excellent! It seems simple enough. Thanks for the links!!!
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

In the USA baking powder and baking soda are two distinctly different things. I'm not sure of the nomenclature for them in the UK, or if they are considered one and the same thing in the UK.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

I've never brewed a Brown Ale, and the thought of doing so intrigues me. Please offer up some all grain recipe suggestions.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

Then: add more, assuming you're monitoring pH of the mash. Most things in brewing need to be determined empirically. Give 3 brewers the same recipe and procedure to follow and you'll probably get 3 different beers. The simple solution (per Braukaiser) is to add twice as much Calcium Carbonate to th...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

Here is what happens: If you are brewing (for example) a Stout which requires 100 ppm of alkalinity in the mash water in order to raise the mash pH to 5.4, and you are beginning (for simplicity) with distilled water at zero alkalinity, and you calculate that a certain amount of calcium carbonate is ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 1596

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

And there's yet another division between our beers, alcohol content. It's possible here to spend a night on an array of beers none of which are much, if at all, above 4%. Were your beers at those sort of alcoholic levels, could you imagine desires for fuller flavoured beers when more calcium salts ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 1596

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

I don't think our approaches are all that different. Alkalinity (and controlling it) is always the key. Beers with more crystal or deep roasted malts will require mash water with more alkalinity, and beers with little to none of these highly acidic malts will most likely require acidification. Calci...