« on: November 02, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
Here is my well water report from Ward Labs. I'm about 20 miles SE of Steve and I'd guess 60 miles NE of Jim. As you can see it's hard and alkaline.
Hard CaCO3 198
Nit 1.3 (safe)
T Alk CaCO3 204
This put my water in the "ok for stouts and porters" category. I use about 50% RO for pale beers and 100% RO for pilsners and lighter beers.
Jim, like Steve said your water is more than likely going to be closer to the west side's water, which is good for brewing. Kind of ironic that where 80% of the US hops are grown, we need to manipulate the water to properly utilize them.