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General Homebrew Discussion / My water profile
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:27:14 AM »
Hello all. New to the forum. Just got my water profile today, and as expected, light beers are problematic for my water. I can adjust the bicarbonate and sulfate and ph no problem, but the sodium of 114ppm sucks. Until I put in a RO system, I understand using brunwater software that all I can do is dilute my mash water with distilled or bottled water- that sound about right? I'm making a Czech pilsner this weekend, adjusting my ph to 5.2 with lactic acid additions, and a little gypsum to up my sulfate. Will need to use about 3 gallons of distilled water to lower my sodium down to under 50ppm.

Here's my water profile:

pH 8.0
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 283
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.47
Cations / Anions, me/L 5.3 / 5.4
Sodium, Na 114
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 4
Magnesium, Mg 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3 14
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 3
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 6
Bicarbonate, HCO3 297
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 253

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