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  1. We will be brewing single infusion. Thanks for...

    We will be brewing single infusion. Thanks for your answer TiminOz!



    I was just wondering if not having a paddle/agitator would lead to scorching or excessive caramelization. Thanks for your...
  2. Kettle with or without agitator/stirrer?

    Hi!

    We are deciding on what elements to add to our new 10 HL brewhouse. In our old brewhouse we have an agitator/stirrer in the kettle.

    The manufacturer is adamant that you don't need an...
  3. Thanks Dick!

    Thanks Dick!
  4. Thanks for your answer Dick. Sorry if I wasn't...

    Thanks for your answer Dick. Sorry if I wasn't very clear.

    We only use our municipal water for softened water (cleaning and boiler). Our brewing water slightly better as you can see from this...
  5. Hi, I've been reading a bit about the subject....

    Hi,

    I've been reading a bit about the subject. Posting it here just in case it can be of help to anybody.

    -In the Water book, John Palmer and Colin Kaminski recommend cleaning and rinsing with...
  6. Caustic cleaning with softened water vs brewing water

    Hi guys!

    I have a few questions about caustic cleaning with different water profiles (softened water vs brewing water).

    Our municipal water is not the best. I donít have the water report at...
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    Thanks Jebzter! In my case I can start noticing...

    Thanks Jebzter! In my case I can start noticing the acids in the water when I exceed 225 ml lactic acid (80%) and 275 ml phosphoric acid (75%) in a 11HL HLT.
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    Yes, we are already mixing our water with RO...

    Yes, we are already mixing our water with RO water and next step is to do half and half.

    Regarding the flavor change in the water when I go over a certain volume of acids (alkalinity still...
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    Thanks John. I focus on bringing the mash PH...

    Thanks John.

    I focus on bringing the mash PH to the desired level by controlling alkalinity with phosphoric and lactic acids. What I have found is that the amount of acids I need to bring down the...
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    Water report and different approaches

    Hi,
    this is our water report:

    Total hardness 490ppm
    Total alkalinity 290ppm
    Bicarbonate 352ppm
    Conductivity 953 ¬ĶS/cm
    TDS 595 mg/l
    Calcium 138 ppm
    Magnesium 35 ppm
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