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pH too high?

I've just had my tap water tested at an aquarium shop and it came up with pH 8.1. I read somewhere that the ideal pH is 5.6 (ish?). I live in Pembrokeshire, South Wales and believe the water to be soft (little limescale build up in kettles, etc). Should i treat my brewing water and if so with what? ...

American Amber recipe query

Hi All - I recently tried Fourpure's Amber Ale - and loved it! Having never tried any other American Amber Ales I thought I'd try giving one a go. Found a general recipe and after a bit of work came up with the recipe below. Few questions about it below: 1. The original bittering hop was Horizon but...

Saison recipe help

Hi all. Trying my first saison recipe this weekend. I've ordered everything and just read that bohemian pilsner malt may require stepped mashing? Is this suitable for biab method or should I substitute with a different malt? Bohemian pilsner malt 77.3% ebc4 Pale wheat malt 13.6% ebc3 Caramunich malt...

BIABabacus scaling?

Hi all, Sorry still pretty new to the Abacus spreadsheet which seems to be very good. I thought I'd try the NRM's Amarillo APA as a starter but can only see a recipe using a 70l vessel - I've got 50 and was hoping to bottle about 23/25l. How should I set about scaling this in the spreadsheet - is th...

Thanks Adman, sounds promising then!

I wonder if anyone can help me with the waht appears to be excellent BIABacus recommended above. I can't seem to get a tinseth value to come up despite inputting hop AA%, Mins & Grams. Am i missing something obvious?

Bath Ales Gem Recipe

Hi All, Just entering the world of BIAB method after a coupl of years of extract brewing. Have a 50L pan with hop strainer and tap on order now. Thinking of recipe. Would really like to try a Bath Ales Gem which I've found. Recipe below. Does this look ok? I used to use Beer Engine. I have beersmith...

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