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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #150 on: February 21, 2012, 11:37:50 AM »
Jacksonville, FL:

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 495
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.82
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.5 /  7.8
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Sodium, Na 38
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 78
Magnesium, Mg 34
Total Hardness, CaCO3 337
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 55
Chloride, Cl 77
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 134
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 110

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #151 on: February 21, 2012, 12:50:33 PM »
The CaCO3 number looks like a typo.  Hard water with fair amounts of alkalinity.  Flavor ions are high for some styles.  I would look at dilution with RO water for light colored beers.

The SO-4 as S means you need to multiply by 3 to get the SO4 ppm.  So SO4=165 ppm
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« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2012, 12:59:41 PM »
The CaCO3 number looks like a typo.

I copy/pasted straight from the PDF they emailed me.

Woops, I cut off the last zero. I updated the number.

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« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2012, 03:13:23 PM »
The CaCO3 number looks like a typo.

I copy/pasted straight from the PDF they emailed me.

Woops, I cut off the last zero. I updated the number.

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« Reply #154 on: February 28, 2012, 07:37:59 PM »
Hoping to make the move to BIAB/AG in the coming months, so I dug up my well report from when we bought the house a couple of years ago. I'd appreciate it if those of you in the know could look this over and give me some advice.

This sample was taken through a whole-house filter that hadn't been changed in a couple of years, so some of these numbers may be a bit lower now. I doubt by much though, since we just use a coarse filter to keep the sediment under control. All concentrations are in mg/L

Well depth of 340 ft in Glocester, RI

Turbidity - 21
Color - 15
Odor - ND
pH - 7.8
Calcium - 18.6
Magnesium - 0.7
Hardness - 49.4
Nitrate Nitrogen - ND
Nitrite Nitrogen - ND
Sulfate - ND
Sodium - 10.6
Chloride - 6.6
Copper - ND
Iron - 0.75
Manganese - 0.07

Iron and Manganese levels are high. We get rust stains pretty quick even with our current whole house filter. Tap water tastes pretty good too.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #155 on: February 28, 2012, 07:55:23 PM »
Iron and Manganese levels are high. We get rust stains pretty quick even with our current whole house filter. Tap water tastes pretty good too.

Thanks in advance.

The rest of your minerals are really low, so I would try a batch or two with your water as is, with a bit of CaCl or gypsum to raise the calcium over 50ppm. I don't see alkalinity on your report, but with hardness as low as it is it's probably not bad.

As for the iron, that might be something you won't even notice, or only people who have some training will notice if they're looking for it. If you're brewing to do well in a big competition I might use bottled, but it'll probably make fine beer otherwise.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #156 on: February 29, 2012, 09:44:57 AM »
ccfoo242--check out top of page 2 of this thread for more info re Jax water.  Best thing is to not use it.  Use bulk RO water from Publix instead and add brew salts to get your desired water profile using bru'nwater.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2012, 01:02:13 PM »
Colesville, MD -- Montgomery Co. 2/2012
Surface water

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 112
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.19
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.6 / 1.6
ppm
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 14
Magnesium, Mg 5
Total Hardness, CaCO3 56
Nitrate, NO3-N 1.0 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 2 (6)
Chloride, Cl 27
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 34
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 28
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #158 on: April 01, 2012, 06:47:42 AM »
Westview Water Authority, which pulls it from the Ohio River a few miles downstream from Pittsburgh.  Westview will switch over to chloramine April 30.  Analysis shown is from March 14.

pH 8.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 117
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 236
Sodium, Na 18
Calcium, Ca 52
Magnesium, Mg 22
Total Hardness, CaCO3 74
Nitrate, NO3-N 1
Sulfate, SO4-S 39
Chloride, Cl 50
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 30
Total Iron, Fe 0.016
Free Chlorine, Cl2 1.5
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #159 on: April 01, 2012, 02:40:30 PM »
Westview Water Authority, which pulls it from the Ohio River a few miles downstream from Pittsburgh.  Westview will switch over to chloramine April 30.  Analysis shown is from March 14.

pH 8.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 117
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 236
Sodium, Na 18
Calcium, Ca 52
Magnesium, Mg 22
Total Hardness, CaCO3 74
Nitrate, NO3-N 1
Sulfate, SO4-S 39
Chloride, Cl 50
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 30
Total Iron, Fe 0.016
Free Chlorine, Cl2 1.5
Pittsburgh Trout, 0

FYI - you may already know this, but sulfate reported as SO4-S is just for the sulfur, and needs to be multiplied by 3 to get sulfate, so your total sulfate is 117 ppm.
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« Reply #160 on: April 02, 2012, 09:46:05 AM »
FYI - you may already know this, but sulfate reported as SO4-S is just for the sulfur, and needs to be multiplied by 3 to get sulfate, so your total sulfate is 117 ppm.
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Good catch.  However I used Denny's report as a template, which shows "SO4-S".  Mine was reported as SO4.
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« Reply #161 on: April 04, 2012, 06:48:15 PM »
Ward labs results for Dunmore PA (Scranton area) - Pennsylvania American Water Company

pH 7.0
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 78
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.13
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.1 / 1.3

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Sodium, Na 10
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 10
Magnesium, Mg 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3 29
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.2 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 5
Chloride, Cl 19
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 24
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 19
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« Reply #162 on: April 04, 2012, 07:47:30 PM »
Good catch.  However I used Denny's report as a template, which shows "SO4-S".  Mine was reported as SO4.

Huh.  In that case, something is way out of wack.  The cations and anions aren't balanced.  It was a lot closer with 117 ppm of sulfate.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #163 on: May 04, 2012, 02:29:00 PM »
Ward Labs analysis for Oregon City, Oregon

pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 47
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.08
Cations / Anions, me/L 0.7 / 0.7
ppm
Sodium, Na 9
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 5
Magnesium, Mg 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3 17
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.2 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 1
Chloride, Cl 7
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 24
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 19
Total Phosphorus, P 0.75
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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« Reply #164 on: May 04, 2012, 03:03:28 PM »
i live in round rock, texas and have been uable to find a water report that lists the appropriate info.  what are some keywords i should use when googling.  ive asked a local brewer and some club members and no one knows.  thanks.