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Re: My water profile
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 02:08:38 PM »
Most grocery stores have RO water that you can fill 5 gallon jugs with. Look for those.
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Re: My water profile
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 02:38:31 PM »
"Most grocery stores have RO water that you can fill 5 gallon jugs with. Look for those."

i have not seen one RO water station around here..must depend on where you live and the water there. i googled it and came up with nothing - except culligan and kinetico RO systems you can install in your house. thats my plan anyway - insall RO system in the next couple weeks.

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Re: My water profile
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 01:42:02 PM »
update- brewed the czech pilsner today. i used distilled water and added my bru n water minerals for the profile. did not change my mill gap, or mash time, temp, or mash steps.

my efficiency went up about 7pts from previous mash of this recipe. the last time i did this recipe i used my well water, and made no adjustments to the water and the efficiency was 80% for the mash.

Today I maintained PH of 5.3 for mash and 5.5 on sparge. mash efficiency was 87%!

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Re: My water profile
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 02:50:03 PM »
Way to go, Ken!
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Re: My water profile
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 05:09:31 PM »
 ;D

feels good when you figure something out!  thanks for pointing me in right direction fellas.

now its time to get the RO system installed.

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Re: My water profile
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2013, 02:06:37 PM »
i never asked this question, but sodium PPM of 114..how noticeable is this in the finished product. i presume different beers like light pilsners may have different results than others. I wouldn't say my water tastes salty when you drink it, so i question how it tastes in beer using this level PPM of sodium?

figured a chemist or two may be able to educate me.

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Re: My water profile
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2013, 05:21:49 PM »
114 ppm Na isn't desirable. But if ions like sulfate and chloride are low, then it probably won't taste salty.  Na in water can typically be tasted when the level is on the order of 250 ppm. 
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Re: My water profile
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2013, 06:55:33 PM »
114 ppm Na isn't desirable. But if ions like sulfate and chloride are low, then it probably won't taste salty.  Na in water can typically be tasted when the level is on the order of 250 ppm.

so would you be concerned on any level with brewing with 114ppm water?

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Re: My water profile
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2013, 07:34:57 AM »
There are plenty of brewers that produce beers with that Na level every day.  Brewers using Briess extracts end up with fairly high sodium and those beers are OK.  To move to 'great', a brewer might need to make changes to make sure that sodium is more moderate.
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