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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #270 on: July 10, 2014, 12:32:04 PM »
Our water report is super poor, so I bought a LaMotte water test kit.  Here's what I get for Endicott, NY, about a week ago. 
Total Hardness, as CaCO3 = 170 ppm
Ca Hardness, as CaCO3 = 130 ppm
Mg Hardness, as CaCO3 = 40 ppm
Chloride = 60 ppm
Sulfate = 0 ppm
Total Alkalinity, as CaCO3 = 160 ppm
Residual Alkalinity, as CaCO3 = 117 ppm
Sodium = 35 ppm
pH = 7.6
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #271 on: July 10, 2014, 12:34:33 PM »
Our water report is super poor, so I bought a LaMotte water test kit.  Here's what I get for Endicott, NY, about a week ago. 
Total Hardness, as CaCO3 = 170 ppm
Ca Hardness, as CaCO3 = 130 ppm
Mg Hardness, as CaCO3 = 40 ppm
Chloride = 60 ppm
Sulfate = 0 ppm
Total Alkalinity, as CaCO3 = 160 ppm
Residual Alkalinity, as CaCO3 = 117 ppm
Sodium = 35 ppm
pH = 7.6

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #272 on: July 10, 2014, 04:59:25 PM »
Actually, my Imperial Stout does come out decent, but I'm trying to get a better IPA, which has been on the harsh side, so if I've got this right, I need to reduce my alkalinity, and boost my Ca and SO4. 

I was going to use Gypsum, Epsom Salts and Sulfuric Acid.  I can't find the latter, so I'm thinking of rebalancing, using Phosphoric acid.  I have a local Pro Brewer friend, who will help me, when I can break him free.  His beer's selling too good, so he's too busy right now. 
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #273 on: August 01, 2014, 09:00:45 AM »
Here is a copy of the 2013 City of Detroit Tap Water Mineral Analysis, released in May, 2014


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« Reply #274 on: August 01, 2014, 09:22:45 AM »
Here is Detroit (Berkley)water report I got done last year.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #275 on: August 02, 2014, 07:26:10 AM »
as much as i lurked this forum...i finally decided to join!

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results from 7/29/2014

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 259
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.43
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.3 / 4.3
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Sodium, Na 33
Potassium, K 6
Calcium, Ca 45
Magnesium, Mg 5
Total Hardness, CaCO3 133
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.8 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 15
Chloride, Cl 44
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 124
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 102
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #276 on: August 02, 2014, 08:38:58 AM »
Welcome e-dubb and thanks for the info!
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« Reply #277 on: August 18, 2014, 12:17:28 PM »
Here is my water. Port Washington,NY.

Now I have to figure out how to change it.

PH                                                     6.3
Total Dissolved Solids( TDS )Est. ppm     213
Electrical Conductivity mmho/cm           0.35
Cations/ Anions  me/L                        2.6/2.6

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Sodium, NA                                          26

Potassium, K                                        28

Calcium, Ca                                          9

Magnesium,Mg                                      4

Total Hardness ,CaCo3                           39

Nitrate, NO3-N                                     2.5 ( safe )

Sulfate SO4-S                                        9

Chloride, Cl                                          47

Carbonate, CO3                                  < 1.0

Bicarbonate, HCO3                               33

Total Alkalinity, CaCo3                          27

Total Phosphorus, P                             0.72

Total Iron , Fe                                    0.04

Here is my report. ( copied from Ward Labs )
How does is it look?

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #278 on: August 18, 2014, 01:42:20 PM »
Looks pretty good to me.  Sodium seems kinda high, but I don't think it'll be problematic.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2014, 12:34:33 PM »
Just moved and got my new report from Ward Labs. Might be time to consider an RO system...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 413
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.69
Cations / Anions, me/L 9.1 / 8.9
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Sodium, Na 17
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 106
Magnesium, Mg 36
Total Hardness, CaCO3 415
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.8 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 7
Chloride, Cl 27
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 466
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 383
Total Phosphorus, P 0.01
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #280 on: September 11, 2014, 02:09:37 PM »
Just moved and got my new report from Ward Labs. Might be time to consider an RO system...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 413
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.69
Cations / Anions, me/L 9.1 / 8.9
ppm
Sodium, Na 17
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 106
Magnesium, Mg 36
Total Hardness, CaCO3 415
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.8 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 7
Chloride, Cl 27
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 466
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 383
Total Phosphorus, P 0.01
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01
That alkalinity is, well, impressive! That has mine beat!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #281 on: September 11, 2014, 02:14:52 PM »
Just moved and got my new report from Ward Labs. Might be time to consider an RO system...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 413
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.69
Cations / Anions, me/L 9.1 / 8.9
ppm
Sodium, Na 17
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 106
Magnesium, Mg 36
Total Hardness, CaCO3 415
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.8 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 7
Chloride, Cl 27
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 466
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 383
Total Phosphorus, P 0.01
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01
That alkalinity is, well, impressive! That has mine beat!

Guess I'll start brewing dark beers.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #282 on: September 12, 2014, 08:31:09 AM »
My water report from Virginia Beach, VA.  We get our water from the Moore's Bridges Plant in Norfolk, VA, which in turn, is fed from Lake Gaston.

pH : 7.48
Na: 11.4
Ca: 17
Mg: 5.6
Cl: 16
SO4-S: 35.4
HCO3: 31.6
TA, CaCO3: 26
TH, CaCO3: 66

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« Reply #283 on: September 15, 2014, 11:42:38 AM »
I am on a well system and just this spring I installed an RO system with a 20 gallon tank.  I draw off the RO water and keep it in typical 5 gallon water bottles that I seal up until brew day.  This may have been asked and answered in this thread already, but 19 pages of water reports made me jump in at the end...so the question:

My RO registers about 24-30 TDS on the meter I installed.  Is that low enough to just consider it as being 0 for the water calculators?  Or should I send it in for a test report to get the actual numbers for adjustment?  I use Martin's advanced Brunwater spreadsheet and I am just getting used to doing so (before I was just using bottled water for brewing and adding from the water report from the water delivery company, as necessary).

Any thoughts on TDS in that low range?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #284 on: September 15, 2014, 05:40:50 PM »
My water report from Virginia Beach, VA.  We get our water from the Moore's Bridges Plant in Norfolk, VA, which in turn, is fed from Lake Gaston.

pH : 7.48
Na: 11.4
Ca: 17
Mg: 5.6
Cl: 16
SO4-S: 35.4
HCO3: 31.6
TA, CaCO3: 26
TH, CaCO3: 66

Pretty nice water. The SO4 might be high for some styles (multiply by 3 so it is 106.2 ppm) but still pretty darned nice.
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