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by Eric
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11212

Re: Ro or tap

That was to get the right number of zeros after the four. :wink:

Anyway, having water with alkalinity equivalent to 255mg/L CaCO3 makes water treatment simple for brewing stouts.
by Eric
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11212

Re: Ro or tap

1.399972? Call it 1.40?

1/(1-1/3.5) using fractions.....
=1/(1-2/7)
=1/(7/7-2/7)
=1/(5/7)
=7/5
=1+(2/5)
=1.400000000


Bloody calculators.
by Eric
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11212

Re: Ro or tap

Indeed it is excellent, and there is undeniably nothing else like it, but it has a serious Achilles heel. It relies heavily upon calcium carbonate, and it presumes that calcium carbonate both fully dissolves and dissociates into ions, just as for other calcium species such as gypsum and calcium chl...
by Eric
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 12 Days and Still Going
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: 12 Days and Still Going

Tape the Inbird Sensor to the fv with bubble wrap covering it. The vial of steriliser will have a different thermal mass to your full fv. Indeed it will. which way and with what effect is the unknown. WLP002 is a well respected yeast, particularly its ability to flocculate. I would certainly give i...
by Eric
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 12 Days and Still Going
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: 12 Days and Still Going

No, you won't have overpitched, but it ought to have been at FG by now. Checking your hydrometer in tapwater should be enough to find if it might be out by much for measuring atowards the end of primary fermentation. What yeast, original gravity and temperatures? Sounds as if it might need rousing a...
by Eric
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 11212

Re: Ro or tap

Without having a sample of your water analysed you will, forever, either be in doubt, denial or both of those. That said, if your water is as soft as it appears, any errors or deviations from the norm should be inconsequential. If you don't already have one, I would advise you buy a cheap TDS meter ...
by Eric
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Attempt at adjusting Water Profile
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: First Attempt at adjusting Water Profile

NEIPA is an American homebrew style and therefore one might assume the desired brew liquor will conform with American homebrew's understanding and beliefs. Those differ to British understanding and beliefs. Assuming you have correctly replicate the required water profile it may not be impossible to ...
by Eric
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New pH probe--help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: New pH probe--help!!

Assuming both probes are similar to the one I bought some time since, the storage holder is very small and will soon dry if it not properly tightened or there is spillage. I would hope and expect after a good soak in storage solution the probe should be fine. My replacement has lasted much longer th...
by Eric
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New pH probe--help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: New pH probe--help!!

A pH probe is usually stored in a near saturated solution of potassium chloride and suggest in your case the water has evaporated to leave those crystals. Potassium chloride solution is also that inside the probe and as you correctly assume, is topped when necessary using the syringe through that ho...
by Eric
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Graham's water treatment calculator
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Graham's water treatment calculator

Brewing Elements Water has it around there too at 600ppm. Pretty heavy however so unless you’re brewing historic beers my taste is personally at at least half that. At work for the basic pale I’m at a much more sensible 3:1 with 150/60ppm and it’s much nicer. On several occasions I've brewed near t...
by Eric
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Re: Low mash pH

The influence of crystal malt on mash pH is frequently underestimated and can be much more than dark kilned malts and grains. Your recipe has approximately 9% of grist that in themselves would mash at a lower pH than would be desirable. The recipe will be somewhat similar in terms of pH to Dave Line...
by Eric
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

That probe has a little hole in a blue collar around the top, and comes with a syringe. Why? My original voltcraft probe didn't have either. I can only guess it's to fill the probe with some kind of solution. No, my original didn't either, possible the reason for its early demise. The hole has 2 fu...
by Eric
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

The original probe for the same type of meter didn't last a year. My replacement was the same as Orlando's, I can't remember when, but it was several years since and it calibrates perfectly in seconds. Doubt I'll be as lucky next time.
by Eric
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2168

Re: First Stout Advice

I am not in the UK, Im in Sweden (have updated my profile). I will play around with the additions a little to get close to your suggestions above. Many thanks for all the help, its appreciated. Thank you, that's interesting to know. What can you tell me about your local geology. Your water profile ...
by Eric
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2168

Re: First Stout Advice

Thank you all for the replies, especially Eric. Why are you putting what appears to have been decent brewing water through an ion exchange water softener? I am not using a water softener, I have well water and it is very soft. I had my water tested. I think I have some more reading up to do on wate...