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Well Water Question
    #3908525 - 03/12/05 07:52 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

My last two attempts at PF Tek have resulted in nice cakes that refuse to pin. I was wondering if the well water pH, minerals, etc. may have something to do with the failures. Hardness is about 14-16 grains per gallon and pH is 7.9.
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Re: Well Water Question [Re: GRTUD]
    #3908527 - 03/12/05 07:53 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I am currently on well water with no softeners and it works fine for me.


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: Holydiver]
    #3908580 - 03/12/05 08:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Have you ever had this problem? I have perfect looking cakes but they simply will not pin. I am really frustrated! I've had at least some success on every other attempt (about 8 or 9 times, so far).


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: GRTUD]
    #3908601 - 03/12/05 08:06 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Sure, I had alot of problems getting cakes to pin when I first started out. Did you dunk them? Are they getting fresh air exchange and 12 hours of light? Most importantly, is your relative humidity 96%+?


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: Holydiver]
    #3908661 - 03/12/05 08:15 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Yes to everything except the dunking.


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: GRTUD]
    #3908663 - 03/12/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Try a 12 hour dunk


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: Holydiver]
    #3908672 - 03/12/05 08:18 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I'll do it. Do I need to refrigerate as well?


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    #3908691 - 03/12/05 08:23 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Your call on that one. I know cold shocking helps some strains induce pinning on cakes.


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: Holydiver]
    #3908706 - 03/12/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks, Diver! I'm going to try cold shocking two and two I won't and see what happens. (These are B+, btw)


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Re: Well Water Question [Re: GRTUD]
    #3908712 - 03/12/05 08:28 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

You're welcome. Good plan, always split your batch to test and find out what works best.


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