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2 years 10 months ago #3049 by Cherry1
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Now I am 12 brews in, starting to make things more complicated.
Next brew will be a Marstons Pedigree clone, with the original being a Burton On Trent beer, I used Beersmith's water profile tool to work out what I need to add based on SA Water's average supply to me.
This is great for any specific regional type beers I might want to brew. But just on a general basis is there anything in the attached SA water profile that I should address for every beer I brew.
Everything I have brewed so far has been more than drinkable, but we all aim to improve, so any input would be appreciated.
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2 years 10 months ago #3051 by Gash
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Sorry been without internet for most of the day, got some catching up to do! I'll try and take a look a little later, Cheers!

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2 years 10 months ago #3052 by Finnroo
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Hello, thats awesome your brews have been more than drinkable, well done. I have always said however that the only way to learn about brewing is to brew only one beer, and one adjustment at a time. And learn about your local water supply is handy you should be able to type in Adelaide water chem. So, sticking to your favourite brew and trying to work everything out as far as water chem, malts hops temps mash and everything takes alot of practice and adjustment. Its just my opinion but keep practicing on a brew until your friends say......MAAATE awesome. Small steps buddy. cheers brew on.

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2 years 10 months ago #3058 by Gash
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Ok. Although I've used Beersmith for years, I've never quite got my head around the water profile section, just me being lazy and using an old spreadsheet EZ_water. So I chucked your numbers in and your water is fairly good! I just did it on a base recipe of 5kg base malt and 200g crystal. I guessed the Mash water volume at 15L and sparge at 22L. I added some salts in the salt section just to get the mash ph in the ball park and the Chloride/Sulphate ratio in the middle, thats the bit you'd adjust either way for Hoppy or Malty beers. Not sure if any of this helps, but gives you some idea. Be interesting to see if beersmith is close to the same. Cheers!

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2 years 10 months ago #3059 by Gash
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Its really worth using a pH meter to check pH, well especially if you start having efficiency issues after adjustments.

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2 years 10 months ago #3060 by Cherry1
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Thanks for the responses.
Will compare the EZ water calculator.

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #3096 by Finnroo
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Gash , how did you paste your EZ water calculator? I tried copy and paste.
www.ccc.govt.nz/services/water-and-drain...lity-and-monitoring/

www.ezwatercalculator.com/
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2 years 10 months ago #3097 by Finnroo
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So the chch water ph coming out of the tap at 19 degc has a ph of 7.5 today.
Boiled and cooded to 52degc had a ph of 9.2
cooled to 43degc had a ph of 9.3
and at 35 degc had a ph of 8.9
And at 31 degc ph was 9.1
So looking at the results I would say that post boil is at an average of 9.0 and i will take another reading after dinner and check.
So where im going with this experiment is if I preboil my water how do i know what salts have been disappated and what salts to replace if that makes sence. Best not to pre boil, but we are going to have our water chlorined soon for a while. At the end of the day it doesnt really matter i just really want to learn about this. I might go and anoy the local water board for info, hehe, cheers all if you can comment please do, its facinating. cheers.

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2 years 10 months ago #3099 by Gash
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Was a screen capture, saved the pic to my comp and uploaded it.
If you can leave it open in the HLT or whatever over night chlorine will disappear! lol
Or you can use some sodium metabisulphite probably a small teaspoon to a keg full 45L
Thats whats in campden tablets.
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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #3100 by Finnroo
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No worries thanks for the reply, Im going to take a couple of days to ponder this experiment. cheers
And the next day water in the pot was 21deg and ph is 9.3
Tomorrow I will start adding some salts to see what happens to my ph.
Awesome.
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BeerRay1986 - Fri 22 Jan - 21:39

good brewing weekend coming up!!! putting on a mild and bitter! have a rippa weekend

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sat 2 Jan - 10:28

Happy New Year Everyone. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:43

Feel free to ask questions in the forums and not in the drunken ramblings. Its all good and thanks for taking time to join in and ask questions. Cheers keep em coming. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:38

Hi BeerRay, great question ,but we need to post in the Forum so we can be notified about your question. Ill post it now for you, no worries. Go to forums. cheers.

BeerRay1986 - Sat 21 Nov - 12:44

Hi all does anyone had a set amount of priming sugar they use to bottling? i use online calculators and its always under carbed!!! cheers guys

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