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  1. strange-steve

    Secret Santa Beer Swap 2020!

    OK bang on time at exactly 12:34 the entries are now closed! Thanks to all who got involved, a great turn out this year with a total of 44 participants and 81 swaps clapa The final list of entrants is as follows, hopefully I haven't missed anyone: Strange-Steve Oneflewover Markk DavidHatton...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    I think Franziskaner is one of the better supermarket beers, enjoy acheers.
  3. strange-steve

    Secret Santa Beer Swap 2020!

    I can do both acheers.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Is that 400g of hops?? I'm fed up with hop fade in my IPAs so I don't know if I could bring myself to use that much :confused:
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    How long do you suggest I hang onto those beers? I don't want to tuck in before they're at their best.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    My bock got good reviews from everyone until the October competition.... I'm not bitter, really....
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    Favourite album covers.

    Yikes, let's hope for your sake there's no hell 🤣
  8. strange-steve

    Secret Santa Beer Swap 2020!

    No probs, thanks for letting me know :hat:
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Have you posted a recipe for this one?
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Dilution with RO might be good for some styles but for an IPA I would try the first profile to see how you like it compared with previous brews.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Well you have two options here. If you treat your tap water to bring the alkalinity down to 20ppm then (going by the figures you listed previously) you will have this approximate profile: 134 ppm calcium 165 ppm sulphate 140 ppm chloride 20 ppm alkalinity This is maybe a bit higher in chloride...
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Essentially yes, I was just using the figures from their sheet and got 303ppm but I won't quibble over 5ppm 😁
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    Secret Santa Beer Swap 2020!

    Last orders at the bar! This is the final call for entries to the secret Santa swap, as of 12pm tomorrow no more entries will be accepted! I will then begin sending the PMs (currently 45 of them so bear with me :oops:) with the addresses.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Yes, which is quite a lot bearing in mind that CRS adds chloride and sulphate to the water, so the resulting profile may not be ideal depending on what you want.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    If your low resolution test was accurate then you'll need to use about 1.08ml to get a colour change.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Ah OK I see the problem. You've used the low resolution method but when doing this you multiply the dKH value by 2, not the syringe reading. In other words if you got a reading of 0.45 ml then this is 8.45 dKH, which you then double to 16.9 dKH. To convert this to ppm you multiply by 17.9 which...
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1)

    Just to check first of all, was there 0.9ml left in the syringe or did you use 0.9ml?
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    Cinnamon?

    I don't think I would personally. When I think of a Christmas beer I think dark and malty with festive spice, something like an old ale or a dubbel might be a better base beer.
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    Strange-steve's Homebrew Reviews

    Thanks for the info. I didn't know it was no-boil, but actually every raw beer I've drank has had that same doughy, bready flavour which I rather enjoy. I'm guessing it's the oak chips that gives the toasty, nutty flavour, but it's subtle which I'm quite glad of because I don't particularly...
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    Cinnamon?

    I'm not sure how cinnamon will go with the flavours of a Belgian IPA 🤔
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