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neelyba:
I have been trying to get the right water ie. consistent water for a few brews now. I have settled on bottled Kona water from the ocean depths. It is loaded with minerals and I add a little gypsum to it. Anyone else try this. It is not cheap. I can get 50 ounces of it for 1.30. That takes about 13 bottles for  a 5 gallon batch.

a10t2:
Wait, seriously?

hopfenundmalz:
Uh, why?   You can buy distilled for cheaper, or RO would be cheaper still.  Then add minerals in as needed.  That changes for the style you are brewing.

I think you are falling for marketing here.  Look at this site, compare to data below.  Your sodium and chloride are off by about 2 orders of magnitude.  Even for deep water off of Antarctica.
http://www.seafriends.org.nz/oceano/seawater.htm#composition 

Here is you water analysis (from their website).  Calcium and  sulfates are both low for brewing.
Kona Deep Analysis:
224 TDS
6.5 ph factor
1 Calcium
135 Chloride
2.5 Magnesium
1 Nitrate
4 Potassium
1 Silica
76 Sodium
4 Sulphates 

boulderbrewer:
Looks like softened water but worse.

ndcube:
It takes more than 5 gallons to make a 5 gallon batch.

+1 on getting distilled/RO and adding your own minerals if you don't have an RO system.

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