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Offline JJeffers09

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #405 on: April 30, 2017, 09:44:01 PM »
My sister lived just south of county line road for years. I'm sure there is a big limestone layer there.
I need to move to an aquifer... real conversation since the wife and I are both self employed.

Wanna move to Lawrenceburg?...
Why?
My beer will taste better. 
Shut the hell up.
Okay babe hahaha

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #406 on: April 30, 2017, 10:13:57 PM »
Alkalinity 309

Res. Alkalinity 88

Bicarb 375

Calcium 278

Mag. 82

Total hardness 360

Chloride 50

SO4 81

Sodium 24

Total chlorine 1.79

Free chlorine .87

Chloramine .92

pH 7.5

So this is my tap water as of 2 weeks ago.  I let my water run for 4 mins before gathering a 16oz sample for testing... this is why I struggle with my water.  RO is my cheapest option.  Thoughts?

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #407 on: May 04, 2017, 01:22:40 AM »
My sister lived just south of county line road for years. I'm sure there is a big limestone layer there.
I need to move to an aquifer... real conversation since the wife and I are both self employed.

Wanna move to Lawrenceburg?...
Why?
My beer will taste better. 
Shut the hell up.
Okay babe hahaha

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #408 on: May 10, 2017, 03:51:26 PM »
Monroeville, NJ
Personal well
Ward Labs W-6 test

PH 8.1
TDS 190
Electrical Conductivity 0.32
Cations/Anions 3.3/3.3

Sodium 76
Potassium <1
Calcium <0
Magnesium <1
Total Hardness <1
Nitrate <0.1
Sulfate 4
Chloride 2
Carbonate <1.0
Bicarbonate 180
Total Alkalinity 149

Cant wait to brew again!

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #409 on: May 10, 2017, 04:25:54 PM »
Monroeville, NJ
Personal well
Ward Labs W-6 test

PH 8.1
TDS 190
Electrical Conductivity 0.32
Cations/Anions 3.3/3.3

Sodium 76
Potassium <1
Calcium <0
Magnesium <1
Total Hardness <1
Nitrate <0.1
Sulfate 4
Chloride 2
Carbonate <1.0
Bicarbonate 180
Total Alkalinity 149

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Are you using a water softener?
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #410 on: May 10, 2017, 07:01:53 PM »
Yes we are. Sorry, shouldve noted that in the original post. Well pumps through a salt water softener.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #411 on: January 07, 2018, 05:37:30 AM »
New Berlin WI, from the well with no filter or anything on it.
John Palmer test kit.

ph   6.35
chloride   290 ppm
sulfate   150 ppm
alkalinity   450 ppm
total hardness   460 ppm
Calcium   250 ppm
sodium   257.8464286


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« Reply #412 on: February 08, 2018, 06:41:50 PM »
My water is Endicott, NY town water, from a well, unknown depth, but it's been very consistent over a couple years.  Here is my average, determined with my LaMotte kit;

Ca   46
Mg   10
Cl   60
SO4   0
   
Alkalinity   160
Resid Al   120
Na   45

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« Reply #413 on: March 31, 2018, 05:58:18 PM »
Hey All, I just got my water report back from Ward and figured I'd share.  I hope this helps someone else.  If you brew in White City, hit me up with a message, it's a small town.  If someone wants to elaborate on what this means for my brewing, I'd appreciate it.

Salt Lake City, Utah (White City Water District)

pH 7.9

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 895
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.49
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.7 / 12.5


                                     ppm
Sodium, Na                    95
Potassium, K                   5
Calcium, Ca                    118
Magnesium,   Mg             31
Total Hardness, CaCO3    424
Nitrate, NO3-N               0.1
Sulfate, SO4-S               4
Chloride, Cl                    355
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3         128
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    106
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #414 on: March 31, 2018, 06:10:10 PM »
Hey All, I just got my water report back from Ward and figured I'd share.  I hope this helps someone else.  If you brew in White City, hit me up with a message, it's a small town.  If someone wants to elaborate on what this means for my brewing, I'd appreciate it.

Salt Lake City, Utah (White City Water District)

pH 7.9

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 895
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.49
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.7 / 12.5


                                     ppm
Sodium, Na                    95
Potassium, K                   5
Calcium, Ca                    118
Magnesium,   Mg             31
Total Hardness, CaCO3    424
Nitrate, NO3-N               0.1
Sulfate, SO4-S               4
Chloride, Cl                    355
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3         128
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    106
Your sodium, magnesium and chloride are all quite high (go figure, Salt Lake City?)  With decent calcium and moderate alkalinity, you could easily just dilute it 50:50 (or a bit more dilute) with RO  or distilled water and, if desired, add some gypsum to up the sulfate to taste depending on style.  But the Na, Mg and Cl will still be on the high side, so by experimentation you can determine if you want to just build RO from the ground up.  Plug your profile into Bru'n Water and play around with it!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #415 on: April 01, 2018, 03:55:21 PM »
Hey All, I just got my water report back from Ward and figured I'd share.  I hope this helps someone else.  If you brew in White City, hit me up with a message, it's a small town.  If someone wants to elaborate on what this means for my brewing, I'd appreciate it.

Salt Lake City, Utah (White City Water District)

pH 7.9

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 895
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.49
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.7 / 12.5


                                     ppm
Sodium, Na                    95
Potassium, K                   5
Calcium, Ca                    118
Magnesium,   Mg             31
Total Hardness, CaCO3    424
Nitrate, NO3-N               0.1
Sulfate, SO4-S               4
Chloride, Cl                    355
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3         128
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    106
Your sodium, magnesium and chloride are all quite high (go figure, Salt Lake City?)  With decent calcium and moderate alkalinity, you could easily just dilute it 50:50 (or a bit more dilute) with RO  or distilled water and, if desired, add some gypsum to up the sulfate to taste depending on style.  But the Na, Mg and Cl will still be on the high side, so by experimentation you can determine if you want to just build RO from the ground up.  Plug your profile into Bru'n Water and play around with it!

Awesome, thanks Robert!  Any recommendations on an affordable RO Unit for the house?  I guess it'd probably benefit us for drinking water anyway. I'll just start with RO and build from there I guess.  Kinda bummed my water sucks here, but it is what it is.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #416 on: April 01, 2018, 04:25:23 PM »
Hey All, I just got my water report back from Ward and figured I'd share.  I hope this helps someone else.  If you brew in White City, hit me up with a message, it's a small town.  If someone wants to elaborate on what this means for my brewing, I'd appreciate it.

Salt Lake City, Utah (White City Water District)

pH 7.9

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 895
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.49
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.7 / 12.5


                                     ppm
Sodium, Na                    95
Potassium, K                   5
Calcium, Ca                    118
Magnesium,   Mg             31
Total Hardness, CaCO3    424
Nitrate, NO3-N               0.1
Sulfate, SO4-S               4
Chloride, Cl                    355
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3         128
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    106
Your sodium, magnesium and chloride are all quite high (go figure, Salt Lake City?)  With decent calcium and moderate alkalinity, you could easily just dilute it 50:50 (or a bit more dilute) with RO  or distilled water and, if desired, add some gypsum to up the sulfate to taste depending on style.  But the Na, Mg and Cl will still be on the high side, so by experimentation you can determine if you want to just build RO from the ground up.  Plug your profile into Bru'n Water and play around with it!

Awesome, thanks Robert!  Any recommendations on an affordable RO Unit for the house?  I guess it'd probably benefit us for drinking water anyway. I'll just start with RO and build from there I guess.  Kinda bummed my water sucks here, but it is what it is.
I just use this freestanding unit, I only use it for brewing water, but it really is good (TDS down from almost 300ppm to around 5ppm, runs a gallon in about 15-20 min, affordable.)

APEC Portable Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System, Installation-Free, fits most STANDARD FAUCET (RO-CTOP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB14XDU?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

If your water is working ok for drinking and utility purposes, you could try something like this.  Or buy water.  Health food stores or groceries often have an RO unit where you can fill containers for $0.25 a gallon or so, and then there's distilled.

If you want to go with a whole house system, you can see what Home Depot or whatever has, but I think I'd call a local water treatment company.  They could not only assess your needs and install a system, but you could probably get a good deal on a service contract, for replacing cartridges and such.  I haven't looked into it, but I'm guessing when you get into whole house, "affordable" is in the eye of the beholder!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #417 on: April 03, 2018, 02:57:17 PM »
Hey All, I just got my water report back from Ward and figured I'd share.  I hope this helps someone else.  If you brew in White City, hit me up with a message, it's a small town.  If someone wants to elaborate on what this means for my brewing, I'd appreciate it.

Salt Lake City, Utah (White City Water District)

pH 7.9

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 895
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.49
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.7 / 12.5


                                     ppm
Sodium, Na                    95
Potassium, K                   5
Calcium, Ca                    118
Magnesium,   Mg             31
Total Hardness, CaCO3    424
Nitrate, NO3-N               0.1
Sulfate, SO4-S               4
Chloride, Cl                    355
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3         128
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    106
Your sodium, magnesium and chloride are all quite high (go figure, Salt Lake City?)  With decent calcium and moderate alkalinity, you could easily just dilute it 50:50 (or a bit more dilute) with RO  or distilled water and, if desired, add some gypsum to up the sulfate to taste depending on style.  But the Na, Mg and Cl will still be on the high side, so by experimentation you can determine if you want to just build RO from the ground up.  Plug your profile into Bru'n Water and play around with it!

Awesome, thanks Robert!  Any recommendations on an affordable RO Unit for the house?  I guess it'd probably benefit us for drinking water anyway. I'll just start with RO and build from there I guess.  Kinda bummed my water sucks here, but it is what it is.
I just use this freestanding unit, I only use it for brewing water, but it really is good (TDS down from almost 300ppm to around 5ppm, runs a gallon in about 15-20 min, affordable.)

APEC Portable Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System, Installation-Free, fits most STANDARD FAUCET (RO-CTOP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB14XDU?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

If your water is working ok for drinking and utility purposes, you could try something like this.  Or buy water.  Health food stores or groceries often have an RO unit where you can fill containers for $0.25 a gallon or so, and then there's distilled.

If you want to go with a whole house system, you can see what Home Depot or whatever has, but I think I'd call a local water treatment company.  They could not only assess your needs and install a system, but you could probably get a good deal on a service contract, for replacing cartridges and such.  I haven't looked into it, but I'm guessing when you get into whole house, "affordable" is in the eye of the beholder!
Brewtopalonian,  look at this thread for good options!
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=31504.0
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #418 on: May 08, 2018, 05:22:37 PM »
Simpsonville, SC (Public water supply from Greenville Water)
Tested 08FEB2016 by Ward Labs

pH 7.5
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 28
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.05
Cations / Anions, me/L 0.5 / 0.5

Sodium, Na 8 ppm
Potassium, K < 1 ppm
Calcium, Ca 1 ppm
Magnesium, Mg < 1 ppm
Total Hardness, CaCO3 3 ppm
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 ppm (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 2 ppm
Chloride, Cl 3 ppm
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0 ppm
Bicarbonate, HCO3 20 ppm
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 17 ppm
Total Phosphorus, P 0.26 ppm
Total Iron, Fe 0.02 ppm

"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #419 on: May 08, 2018, 05:41:24 PM »
WOW!! :)
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