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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #315 on: March 02, 2015, 05:24:32 PM »
Even cut 50/50, the Mg levels would still be fairly high.  +1 to all RO - lots of people here go that route.
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« Reply #316 on: March 02, 2015, 05:58:10 PM »
I'll stick to distilled, unfortunately the only large refillable water I see is purified and drinking at local Wal Marts.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #317 on: March 02, 2015, 06:01:24 PM »
I'll stick to RO, unfortunately the only large refillable water I see is purified and drinking at local Wal Marts.

if it becomes a hassle, look at getting a unit installed. i like having mine and glad i did it.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #318 on: March 02, 2015, 06:03:25 PM »
Around here, the stores let you fill in 1 gallon milk-type jugs.  It's what I use. Kind of a pain to fill 10, but it's worth it when I tap the keg.
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« Reply #319 on: March 02, 2015, 06:04:47 PM »
Correction...just called the "Primo" customer service and it is indeed a RO water system even though it says drinking. They also mentioned they add a trace amount of minerals for taste. Bingo. At least I can save some money on 10 gallons of water now.

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« Reply #320 on: March 02, 2015, 06:06:24 PM »
Correction...just called the "Primo" customer service and it is indeed a RO water system even though it says drinking. They also mentioned they add a trace amount of minerals for taste. Bingo. At least I can save some money on 10 gallons of water now.

just grab tds meter if you dont have one and check their water each time.
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« Reply #321 on: March 02, 2015, 06:09:05 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #322 on: March 02, 2015, 06:17:16 PM »
I'd look around at other stores.  I pay 39 cents/gal @ Meijer.
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« Reply #323 on: March 02, 2015, 06:18:35 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #324 on: March 02, 2015, 09:19:53 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

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« Reply #325 on: March 02, 2015, 09:21:21 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #326 on: March 02, 2015, 09:22:19 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
I just needed to talk it through ad-naseum before I (you) figured it out.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #327 on: March 02, 2015, 09:23:44 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
I just needed to talk it through ad-naseum before I (you) figured it out.

im here for the benefit of the people....  ::)
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #328 on: April 16, 2015, 03:32:08 PM »
Waltham, MA:
pH-8.9
TDS-123
Cations/Anions-1.8/1.7

Sodium-32
Potassium-<1
Calcium-5
Magnesium-1
Total Hardness (CaCO3)-17
Nitrate-0.2
Sulfate-3
Chloride-25
Carbonate-2.3
Bicarbonate-46
Total Alkalinity-42
Total Phosphorus-<.01
Total Iron-.58

Now on to understanding Brunwater and a whole new realm of learning!!!

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #329 on: May 01, 2015, 03:38:09 AM »
pH 8.2
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 442
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.74
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.7 / 9.1
ppm
Sodium, Na 140
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 26
Magnesium, Mg 15
Total Hardness, CaCO3 128
Nitrate, NO3-N 1.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S < 1
Chloride, Cl 17
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 520
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 433
Total Phosphorus, P 0.71
Total Iron, Fe 0.01

Any thoughts on a Hoppy Beer?  Been adding Gypsum and a little acidity to lower PH.  Running water through a filter too.