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by river water brewing
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

final info

Well on 7/25 i did a gravity test and i was down to 1014, i tried adding some rehydrated champagne yeast and got no more activity, i then did a starter with some 1056 and added that at high krousen and got minimal activity, yesterday i gave up and keg'd it, it was at 1012 81% attenuation it tastes g...
by river water brewing
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding water salts to the boil
Replies: 2
Views: 4919

Adding water salts to the boil

Hello, so in my research about adding water salts i have read that the salts that would be added to the sparge water should be added to the boil kettle due to the fact that these salts do not have the enzymes in the water or the time necessary to break them down into the water so most of the salts w...
by river water brewing
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

My concern as well

I agree, i was concerned as well but before i gave up on this yeast i wanted to give it one more try at warmer temps, i pitched at 68 slowly raised it to 78 over about 6 days, then moved it out to my garage where i think the temp of the fermentor averages in the mid to high 80's and the yeast seem t...
by river water brewing
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

well......

Well i moved my car boys out to my garage where the temp is in the 90's during the day and 70's at night and i have had some noticeable increase in activity, even a little krousen :P

i will make a post when it is all finished, i am hoping it is ready for a comp on 9/11
by river water brewing
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

The word on the street

the owner of my LHBS did a survey of brewers who had purchased this strain and the wyeast equivalent and EVERYONE has had similar problems. He seems to think it is problems relating to this strain. I am going to try to do a small starter with the wlp566 and pitch that on in while in active fermentat...
by river water brewing
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

75%

I have heard the same thing for this strain but i heard that it typically gets stuck at 75% attenuation i am 23pts away from that now i am going to give it a few more days at 78 then crank the heat up on it and see if i can get it to the mid 80's to see if that helps then if all else fails i will hi...
by river water brewing
Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 9
Views: 18884

Stuck Saison

Hey ya'll, so I am hoping you can help me with my saison, it is stuck. Check out my process below and let me know where you think I went wrong and if there is anything that can be done? 3 days before brewing I did a 3qt starter (og=1044) for each of my carboys with 5.5 gals in them each, used wlp565...
by river water brewing
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

i agree

i just got done listening to 3 hrs of the brew strong pod casts on water and John Palmer had the same advice, so i am mainly trying to hit the right RA and the same chloride and sulfur ratio that my target city has. it seems like i can do this without over "seasoning" the beer. Thanks as always!! yo...
by river water brewing
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Thanks!!!

Great info!! i love the excel sheet, thats just what i needed!!! you are the man!!
by river water brewing
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Still messin with it

so the recipe i was messing with first was a saison with a 7.5 SRM i had a RA of 22.48 with no additions (well the acid malt but that did not effect that number of the ph number) so just to see the effects another recipe would have i tried it on a stout with 36 srm, it came out to the exact same ph ...
by river water brewing
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Thanks, one more question

Thanks slothrob!!! so i added some acidulated malt (just messing around with the system) to my grain bill and it did not change the ph in my water chemistry window, do i need to do anything special to get it to register? i did not see a way to add grain in the water chemistry window. Thanks as alway...
by river water brewing
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Chloride

Yes, it is out of the screen shot the average number is 7 MG/L this is the Cl right? I never did well in chemistry so while i am at it lets make sure i am right on all them Ca++ is calcium Mg++ is magnesium Nat+ is sodium So4-- is sulfuric acid, now my report just lists this as sulfate, thats ok rig...
by river water brewing
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Thanks and follow up ?

Thanks so much!! great info!!

here is a screen shot of my water report:

http://www.screencast.com/users/joshgib ... 82d9aba120

which of the 3 numbers would you put in the HCO3 field?

Thanks so much!!
by river water brewing
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water chemistry tool ???'s
Replies: 16
Views: 31724

Water chemistry tool ???'s

in the water chemistry tool in Beer Tools does HDNS mean "Hardness"? if so my water report has a section for hardness but it refers to it as "CaC03" if i put this number in the HDNS field, what do i put in the HC03 section? i dont see a corresponding field on my water report. and also what should i ...
by river water brewing
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Batch Sparge
Replies: 9
Views: 9229

Great Read

Thanks so much Slothrob!!! that was a great read and a great web site, TONS INFO.

Thanks you all very much for the info!!