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Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: January 14, 2012, 04:45:48 PM »
Embarrassed I put the sodium wrong.  .  .  the cut and pasted report for upper valley of el paso(with correct sodium) :

Total Dissolved Solids                630
Phenol Alkalinity as CaCO3        3.8
Total Alkalinity as CaCO3        121
Total Hardness as CaCO3          119
Chlorides as Cl               117
Sulfates as SO4         189
Fluorides as F          0.59
Silica as SiO2             36
Nitrates as NO3          <0.10
Nitrites as NO2                <0.05
Phosphates as PO4       <0.05
Calcium as Ca              42
Magnesium as Mg         5.5
Sodium as Na             168
Potassium as K           3.6
Iron as Fe                       <0.020
Manganese as Mn        0.050
pH                                      8.1

So, my water is not good for brewing... I'm intending to use Arrowhead drinking water (without fluoride) since the spring water looks like its values are all over the place.  Is this a good choice?  Their report can be found here:

Again, any help is much appreciated.  Thanks guys.  I was going to spend a lot for a filter, but will probably just stick with bought water, cost really isn't a big deal, as long as I'm not setting myself up for failure.  Thanks a lot again for the advice.  

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:26:59 PM »
Pretty new to all grain brewing, used arrowhead drinking water in the past, was thinking of using filtered tap.  This is the report from online, Upper valley of El Paso,  TX any advice on the profile would be greatly appreciated: 

pH                                              8.1
Total Dissolved solids =             630
Phenol Alkalinity as CaCO3       3.8
Total Alkalinity as CaCO3          121
Total Hardness as CaCO3         119
Chlorides as Cl                          117
Sulfates as SO4                         189
Fluorides as F                            0.59
Silica as SiO2                             36
Nitrates as NO3                          <0.10
Nitrites as NO2                           <0.05
Phosphates as PO4                   <0.05
Calcium as Ca                            42
Magnesium as Mg                          5.5
Sodium as Na                           <0.020
Manganese as Mn                     0.050

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