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Brewlab...Water Analysis Kit For Home Brewers.

The club has purchased a LaMotte Water Analysis Kit. We are testing different water sources in the Santa Rosa area. We will go over the results of those tests and how to use the Brewlab kit at this class. We also will cover some basic Brewing Chemistry. Minerals dissolved in brewing water produce important effects on the overall chemistry of the brewing process. The ions from these minerals alter the water’s pH, Hardness, Alkalinity, Residual Alkalinity, and Mineral Content. These interrelated components are the most important factors in defining the suitability of water for brewing. Adjustments to any one factor can have an effect on the others. We will also go over what styles of beer are best suited for the local water, with out doing much adjustment. The Brewlab test kit is from the LaMotte company. You can view all the instructions about the kit on their website. http://www.lamotte.com/en/food-beverage/7188-01.html The presenters of this class will be Award Winning Brewers, Kevin Teel, and Michael Kelly. Both have given presentations to the club on Brewing water Chemistry in the past.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see everyone last night. Great information about water and the talk definitely helped to clarify some things for me. Thanks for the nice spread and sharing some of your beers Mike. Kevin, thanks for the beers you shared as well. I will definitely bring some of my "FUB" to the next meeting.

    September 25, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Clare.. sorry you couldn't make it.. Great talk on the kit along with supporting info. Mike and Kev brought some nice beers too. Didn't get out until about 8:15 or so.. due to ONE GUY who brought water from the far reaches of the county.. Took a LOT of chemicals.. and a lot of time :) A good time. Oh, and Mike brought some very nice cheeses and artisan breads. along with some produce from his garden

    September 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hahahahaha - that darn one guy!

      September 25, 2014

    • Bill S.

      :D Couldn't resist.

      September 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    this was terrific, thanks guys!

    September 25, 2014

  • Ron S.

    Thanks Kevin and Mike. Great job. Love seeing the members getting their water tested. It gets real interesting seeing the diversity our water.

    September 24, 2014

  • Dustin C.

    Excellent addition to the brewing elements series of educational meetings. Great Job to Kevin and Mike. Thank you.

    September 24, 2014

  • Clare S.

    Well after spending 45 minutes trying to get out of Petaluma on the Blvd, we turned around in defeat...standstill construction traffic...frustrating! Sorry to be missing such an informative meeting!

    September 24, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Definitely looking forward to it. Thanks guys for the tests done thus far. I know in Healdsburg, we pull from two very different sources.. much like what Colin K mentioned in his water talk. I'd guess the test from Bear Republic water is from a very different source than mine on the "far side" of Hbg. Might be worth a comparison??

    September 22, 2014

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