H2O - dihydrogen oxide, hydrogen hydroxide. Comprises over 90% of most beers. Termed "liquor" when used in the brewing process.

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How long must water be boiled to remove temporary hardness (bicarbonates)

From Papazian's Joy of Homebrewing: In the US temporary hardness is determined by a measure of bicarbonates [2(HCO3)].The hardness that bicarbonate ions contribute is temporary because it is ...
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5 Gallon Metal Can

I'm looking for a 5 gallon metal can (aluminum, galvanized, etc) to store drinking water. Old milk cans will be just fine. Is there a store which sells these kind of things? I live in Irvine.
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Should the Munich Water Profile be used for Bavarian Hefeweizens?

I'm having trouble searching for the correct water profile to be used for a bavarian hefeweizen. In the book Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels, Munich -- or more properly, Bavaria -- ... has ...