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by hopit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

Yeah, gone for a less minerally profile for this one as usually it is not an option when treating my water. I had to add a small amount of lactic acid to get the ph where I wanted it to be.
by hopit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

I went with this for a pale ale:

Calcium - 57
Magnesium - 10
Sodium - 8
Sulfate - 106
Chloride - 51

Interesting that your TDS meter is saying 32 ppm for aquarium water. I tested it out of my RO filter and it was 20 ppm, which I thought was a bit high for a new filter, but obviously not!
by hopit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

Yeah that's what I figured, also the water then goes through the filter so surely any bad stuff would get removed? That's one of the reasons people use these things right?!?
by hopit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

It got it! Looking forward to using it. The tap connector they supplied is 3/4" bsp. I got a brass 1/2" bsp to 3/4" bsp tap connector but it doesn't fit my garden tap (what thread is the damn thing?!? Its very close to a 1/2"). I have a bunch of old plastic ones in shed that fit but I'm not sure if ...
by hopit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

What are the different GDP values for? Which one have you got?
by hopit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

Also I've noticed that Camden tablets are not included in any of the calculators. Do they affect the mineral make up at all? It's all this type of stuff that scrambles my head.
by hopit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

Hmm, interesting stuff. Might get my water tested as I am interested anyway whatever I end up doing.

Vacant, is it the sort of thing you could connect to a garden tap?
by hopit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: RO water filter

I do treat my water. I live in London and my water is super hard. I've tested it using those kits and adjust using loads of CRS, a bit of a Camden tablet and sometimes chuck a bit of gypsum or other things in. I almost always hit my mash ph. I am not sure exactly what the mineral content is as my wa...
by hopit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: RO water filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

RO water filter

Can anyone recommend a RO water filter for me? I see there are different numbers of stages but not sure how necessary more stages are for normal homebrew use and also not sure where best (cheapest) to buy from. Is it worth looking at other suppliers or just get it from the usual homebrew outlets? Al...
by hopit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Cheers folks, it turned out pretty nice! Pils Malt 2750 grams 37% Wheat Malt 4250 grams 57% Vienna Malt 500 grams 7% Saaz 60g 60 minutes Ca=39, Mg=0, Na=18, Cl=54, S04=45 Crossmyloof kristalwizen yeast (2 packs) - fermented at 19 degrees Not sure how much was in the fermenting kegs, but ended up wit...
by hopit
Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Can I just use standard table salt from the supermarket for the sodium chloride? I noticed it's got an anti-caking agent in the ingredients but presumably if it's ok for human consumption it can't be that bad for yeast? If not where in the UK can I get appropriate salt?

Cheers
by hopit
Sun May 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: request for weissbier recipe

That looks like just the ticket. I am new to RO water. What exact additions would you make to that profile and get the ph right? Thanks for the help.
by hopit
Sat May 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

request for weissbier recipe

Hi there, I am seeking a good recipe for a weissebier. I've got wheat, pale ale, pilsner and vienna malt at the minute, also got some flaked wheat, some Saaz and Hallertauer Mittelfrüher hops, and cross my loof wheat beer yeast, but could get some other stuff before the brewday if required. Main que...
by hopit
Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Aquarium RO water
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Aquarium RO water

Called them up and it seems it might be a bit of contamination from the hose they sometimes use for cleaning. Awesome :-( They don't make any additions. Looks like I'll have to dump that Star San. I've already used it to sanitize the kegs my neipa is in!! The ph of the solution was 2.4 and it sat in...
by hopit
Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Aquarium RO water
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Aquarium RO water

Hi, I recently went to an aquarium shop thingy and bought 15 litres of RO water for £1.50. I'm using it for star San which I'll keep for a month or so, however I plan to use RO water + additions in a kolsch I'm going brew soon rather than using CRS on my London tap water. The water had some bits flo...