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Old 26-05-2017, 06:25 PM   #221
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I carried out some tests there

Ph is 6.8
Caco3 before treatment is 121
Added 0.1ml of phos to 1 litre and gave a good stir
Caco3 after was 33.5,
That's 87 ppm reduction, I will double check these figures tomorrow
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Old 27-05-2017, 08:52 AM   #222
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Checked again there this morning after reading your guide on the salifert test again.

112 caco3 before adjustment
51 after adjustment so that's a 61ppm reduction, bang on

Going for a helles today

My calcium is 70 so going to leave that alone
Aiming for 16 ppm hc03
Mash water 25 litres, so looking at .2ml/l so that's 5ml in the mash

Hope it works out


Thanks again Steve
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Old 27-05-2017, 11:40 AM   #223
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Brunwater estimated 5.4, I hit 5.6, very happy with that result.
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Old 27-05-2017, 12:19 PM   #224
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Sounds great, helles is the next beer on my list, what recipe did you use?
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Old 27-05-2017, 04:33 PM   #225
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90% bestmalz pilsner
4.3% Munich
2.2.% Melanoiden
3.2% carapills
2 packs saflalger 34/70 for 23 litres
Mt hood at 60 minutes 14.5 ibu

Added some calcium chloride to bring out a bit of malt character

Will do quick lager method
11 degrees for 4 days then ramp up to 18 to finish off and diac rest
Cold crash fine with gelatine for 2 days
Keg and lager for as long as I can keep me grubby hands off it
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That looks pretty close to my recipe actually, good luck with the brew
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