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  1. 3 points
    I've been studying water and messing with all of the calculators out there over the past few days. I realize that I only have a few options moving forward: 1. Go with what I've been doing for the past 5 years or so. I make good beer, right? 2. Trust the highly generalized aquifer water profile data that I found on the Internet and attempt to make adjustments from there. I don't think I'm going to do this. I wish I could get an accurate test from my Podunk water department, but my inquiries have been fruitless. Additionally, the mineral content and hardness are so high, and adjustment with salts has a second order effect on one of the other elements to undesirable levels. I've pondered buying on of the Brew Lab kits to test my own water, but I'm still left with the liquid rock that comes out of my faucet. 3. Build my water profile with distilled water and salts. Seems like the easiest and least expensive (short term) option. I'll obvious use my local hard water to brew those styles commensurate with it, as all the other historical brewers have done throughout time around the globe. 4. Buy an RO machine. Daddy ain't that rich. The great thing about being in the army is that I will move again, probably soon. I hope to at least go somewhere that I can get a water report when I ask for it. In the end, I just want to learn more. I'd also like to apply it through practical application as well. My biggest push for trying to figure things out is my plan to brew a kolsch this weekend. Not really a beer that benefits from additional bitterness. I'm cutting my water with distilled water, which should help. I'd build a desired water profile if I could get ahold of the salts from the LHBS, but a round trip up there takes a whole day. My beer is good. I look forward to making a beer that will jut knock my socks off one day. I guess I better get back to work...
  2. 2 points
    Behind the scenes, he put his glasses on. Then took a deep breath of relief. its like when im searching the house for my hat and then I ask my wife where my hat is and she says “its on your head”.
  3. 1 point
    bad news: Went to get my CO2 tank filled. It needs recertification. So I had to leave it there. No tap beer this weekend i guess went to a plumbing showroom to see if they sell commercial faucets. The fancy kind with the sprayer and all. $800, yeah, no thanks. i just picked up roughly 3.5 gallons of dog poop in anticipation of the 9” of snow thats on the way this weekend. good news: black stones are on sale at wal mart. $175 for the 28” three burner model with a hard cover! Thats a steal my new lodge 12” Preseasoned carbon steel pan arrived today. I did a quick seasoning, fried an egg and it skated across the pan easily. BLTs on the menu tonight!
  4. 1 point
    I just wash them as I use them, with hot water and a bit of unscented dish soap. Shake well, refill with hot water, repeat a few times. If there's any persistent crud I hit it with a bottle brush. Rinse and put on rack to dry.
  5. 0 points
    It's doing it again. I took a photo. No "Community Drain Pipe" sub-forum. None of the posts made in that section since yesterday show up in the right side bar. Weird
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