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by kevponce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Basic water query
Replies: 14
Views: 28208

Chloride/Sulfate ratio

I thought all those zeros seemed odd. The thing I noticed though was that in almost all of the beers the Chloride/Sulfate ratio was leading on the sulfate side. If I were to go by that then the only beer that would make sense for my water would be bock or doppelbock. I like bock but boy would that g...
by kevponce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Basic water query
Replies: 14
Views: 28208

Link not available

Sloth, Jaw or anyone.

The link here is broken. Anybody have this data?
by kevponce
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

our own recipes

It is time for our own recipe formulation. The guys I am brewing with are relatively new comers, only brewing 2 years now. I started them with Extract kits, then Partial mashes, now all grain kits, so the next obvious step is our own recipes. It is all about time, and money of course. Our beers have...
by kevponce
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

Kai's Chart

Jaw

OK that's confusing. Enter in the modifications using PPM, I am not getting that, at least not at first sight. I just filled in my numbers and it estimated the pH at 5.1. I haven't seen even close to that. Also are his pH numbers mash temp or room temp?
by kevponce
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

Re: Sauer Malt

get away with maybe 2-3% Have you tried diluting with distilled water? Increasing your SRM by 3 or 4 should also drop the pH ~0.1. All good ideas Sloth. Hadn't really thought about the dark malt aspect as much because I guess I am following other people's recipes too closely. Our club is brewing pr...
by kevponce
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

Kev, I'd use one of the many water spreadsheets out there The brewing network podcasts are worth checking out, they did 4 on water chemistry. Jaw I use Palmer's spreadsheet and I edited it considerably to add some fields that make it more user friendly. For instance I can quickly from memory tell y...
by kevponce
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

Rehashing some water issues

Sloth and Leg if you re out there lets rehash some water issues. A while back i posted that our water pH was 8.7. Sloth had mentioned that "plain water" which i suppose I have, sees great swings, especially when boiled. Given that, my brew club, which brews together, has brewed about 12 beers in the...
by kevponce
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Beer tools pro and partial mash recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 7722

PS. Vessel Calibration

You should also really really really calibrate you mash tun. Let me know if you do I'll give you some pointers that I got from others. It effects your temps in your schedule greatly and takes a lot of guess work out.
by kevponce
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Beer tools pro and partial mash recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 7722

Au Contrair (or something like that)

so is there no point in using the schedule part of the software for a partial mash???? Riv the program can really help you out with a lot of stuff. Even if its just record keeping, but here is some thoughts. Here are two pics. The first is the ingredients the second a schedule. Both are real quick ...
by kevponce
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Beer tools pro and partial mash recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 7722

Re: Beer tools pro and partial mash recipes

Also, is there any type of prerecorded webinar I can watch as training for the software? Riv Check out the link below from Youtube. This guy Bobby is pretty sharp and the intro music is pretty cool too. He has a basic tutorial then goes on to some other stuff that you can find as related links. He ...
by kevponce
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 212271

Suthurn. By the looks of yoursignature I want to come over your house for some serious appelations. !@#$!!!
by kevponce
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 212271

Leg

your pics are great. What did you use for those poles? How deep do they go and waht are they anchored with? Also I need to get some soil ideas. I read the Freshops but it is pretty non detailed and I suppose I need some gardening help.
by kevponce
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 212271

Leg

I kn ow I'm late. Story of my life. But I figured I need to do some reading.

Shag

Got info for me???
by kevponce
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 212271

An outsider looking in and wanting to get started

OK I don't grow my own hops but I just took my above ground pool down and the wifey wants to start a garden. We'll if she grows I'm growing. This was on of the most entertaining topics I have ever read. Legman I know the neighbor blues man. We have a woman we call the wicked witch of the west. What ...
by kevponce
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 320361

I just got back a second water report that I sent to ward labs. You see we get this report from United Water in North Jersey here and for all intents and purposes I find it absolutely useless. First it is about 12 pages long with so much BS I want to puke and second the variances are so large that I...