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by Eric
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2165

Re: First Stout Advice

Sorry for the late reply. Thank you, that's interesting to know. What can you tell me about your local geology. Your water profile is reasonably balanced which confirms it is possible and therefore probably correct, but it's certainly outside my experience. I am in Bohuslän area of Sweden (west coa...
by Eric
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

I've regularly brewed with 300ppm sulphate without problems by mixing gypsum into the grains thoroughly before mashing in. Further, my systems can recirculate wort and is used to wash in gypsum placed on top of the mash. Similar can be done when fly sparging. Brews with 400ppm sulphate take a while ...
by Eric
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Thanks Jim about the bug. PeeBee was right and described what probably happened as the second time, when I was paying more attention, it worked. Silver, you can PM me any time for exchange of thoughts and ideas on any matter, but am not sure I might be the right man, having little experience of spre...
by Eric
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Oh dear. It appears to have got complicated again just when I'd worked out how to use the GW calculator! If I use the recommendation from dry pale ale will I be in the right ball park? Please bare in mind I've done no water treatment really before for last 15ish brews so anything probably an improv...
by Eric
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Eric's initial attempt at using MME above appears to me to be a great example as to why, in today's world where some sparge and some do not, serious consideration should be given to adding minerals via mEq measurement as opposed to via ppm (mg/L) measurement. For a more traditionally normal mash wh...
by Eric
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

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by Eric
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

So what difference would using Grham's mild profile? See how JBK reacts to my attempts this time. Say we accept the alkalinity in the tapwater, there is a reasonable amount of crystal type malt and I'm pro British water treatment. Fingers crossed, GW's first. BBGW2.jpg I might know what I did wrong ...
by Eric
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

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I don't know what it did, but not as was intended. Won't mess in case that would make things worse.
by Eric
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

I'm not about to go through the workings of a calculator I don't use :D However, if you select dry pale ale and compare with automatic you will see that the Ca and other figures are the same. At this point you can play with the Cl SO4 balance and see what it does for you. TT Landlord and many other...
by Eric
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Hi BB Dropping your numbers into Graham Wheeler's water treatment calculator tells me that, for 21 litres of a 'dry pale ale', you'd need to add 9.9g of calcium sulphate, 4.6g of calcium chloride, 2.5g of magnesium sulphate and 1.2g of sodium chloride. This would give you 195ppm of calcium and a 2:...
by Eric
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

I've tested several lots of CaCl2 in my day, and it has been my experience that it is never anhydrous. 94%-96% pure when first opened is about as good as it gets, and it goes down hill from there as it absorbs moisture from contact with air. Put calcium chloride flakes in the oven at 150C until the...
by Eric
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

I've sent off the water sample today. I'll post results when I get them and see where we go from there... Did you keep a sample of the water you sent for yourself? For PeeBee, I notice you have spent time on the British Geological Survey website, but did you come across this page? It takes a bit of...
by Eric
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Again, I didn't realise when I decided on that recipe all the things I might/should consider. I am grateful for all the advice and will use it for sure! Maybe I could post wallybrews analysis and you could confirm your thoughts in due course? I will have a look at Bru'n Water and see if I can rough...
by Eric
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

Yes, that recipe is unlikely to have been created with British malts and water profile in mind.
by Eric
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11176

Re: Ro or tap

I appreciate any help! 👍 The importance of water treatment should never be berated or undervalued. While it is virtually always possible to make a drinkable beer with the water supplied to your home untreated, the chances of that water having the perfect mineral content for the beer of your choice ...