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Online Robert

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Re: RO water good for making beer?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 10:57:11 PM »
anyone have any experience with the Brew Water Maker? 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263753460006?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I'm looking do dabble with RO water since my municipal water is basically garbage.

That is about twice what I paid for my RO system. It says 15 gallons per hour, which is a lot. What TDS does it deliver?

I contacted them and they said it will reduce your tds to 10% of original value. Mine would be around 25. Is that good?
My system cost half that as well, and my TDS is coming out at 3ppm, down from ~300ppm.  25 is not impressive, and what remains may well be largely Na and HCO3.
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Re: RO water good for making beer?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2018, 09:30:20 AM »
We use RO water for all of our beer, mainly because our water changes from up to seven different sources. Some of them would be great for brewing, some are terrible. So we take everything out and add back in what we need, this makes for a consistent product, and gives us some flexibility in our recipes.

As I recall, your water was on the hard side, but not overwhelmingly so. One nice thing is that it gets rid of nitrites as well as other undesirable minerals.

We bought ours for about 4000 usd, but that also included a water softener to pre-treat the water. Ours operates between 2.5 gpm and 4.5 gpm depending on the water temp.





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