First All Grain brew time

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First All Grain brew time

Post by dcn » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Hello, I'm (once keg capacity allows) about to try my first AG batch after doing maybe 10 Festa Brews over the last 3 years. I have a 3.5 or so gallon pot and today I bought a BIAB bag and a digital thermometer from Everywood. I'll just cool in the sink for now until I get a chiller and a good sized kettle/burner. I'm thinking of doing maybe a 2 gallon NEIPA or IPA or something hoppy just to get an AG under my belt, I'm just wondering if anyone treats HRM water or if it's a must for brewing. I'm in Cole Harbour, and I'd like to do like a baseline brew with no ph or other adjustments just to keep things basic and to see if I like how it turns out. Anyone using HRM/CH's water without treating it? Thanks for any advice.

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Re: First All Grain brew time

Post by oceanic_brew » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:40 pm

I used straight outta the tap water for several decent brews

I recommend at the bare minimum treating the chlorine. We have such low residuals that it’s questionable if it’s needed but doesn’t hurt.

I think the ratio is one crushed camden tablet per 5 gallons of brewing water.

Treat all your water. Thechlorophenols that are produced are done in the mash and are permanent in your brew.




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Post by dcn » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:28 am

Oh ok I'll probably treat it then. Lord knows I've seen enough YouTube videos by now on brewing, treating the water seems like cheap/easy/good practice. Thanks for that!

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First All Grain brew time

Post by oceanic_brew » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:48 pm

Sorry that’s 1 tablet per 20 gallons of brewing water

And it’s Campden not Camden I always mix that up

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Re: First All Grain brew time

Post by dcn » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:17 pm

Ok got it thanks. Appreciate the input.

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