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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #420 on: May 08, 2018, 05:42:31 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 #421 on: June 15, 2018, 06:35:06 PM »
Well water. Southern Saginaw County in Michigan.
Tested 05/01/2018 Ward Labs

pH 8.1
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 286
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.48
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.9 / 5.1
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Sodium, Na 75
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 20
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 79
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 12
Chloride, Cl 14
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 245
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 203
Total Phosphorus, P 0.02
Total Iron, FE 0.07
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #422 on: June 15, 2018, 09:25:16 PM »
The sodium and alkalinity are pretty high.  You could manage the alkalinity with acid or acid malt, but I don't know about brewing with that much sodium (I don't have any personal experience with it).

I think you'd want to dilute that pretty heavily with RO water and add calcium and sulfate/chloride back.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #423 on: June 15, 2018, 09:26:02 PM »
I was born in Saginaw Michigan

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #424 on: June 18, 2018, 02:01:32 PM »
NE Minnesota, Shallow well (30ft), 50 ft from lake,
Ca    14
Mg     5
Na     6
Cl       8
SO4    4
HCO  47
pH    6.6


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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #425 on: June 18, 2018, 05:08:34 PM »
NE Minnesota, Shallow well (30ft), 50 ft from lake,
Ca    14
Mg     5
Na     6
Cl       8
SO4    4
HCO  47
pH    6.6
Dang, that is nice water.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #426 on: June 18, 2018, 06:10:16 PM »
The sodium and alkalinity are pretty high.  You could manage the alkalinity with acid or acid malt, but I don't know about brewing with that much sodium (I don't have any personal experience with it).

I think you'd want to dilute that pretty heavily with RO water and add calcium and sulfate/chloride back.

I read this in John Palmer's How to Brew.... "At levels of 70 - 150 ppm it rounds out the beer flavors, accentuating the sweetness of the malt." I assumed my level of 75 was fine.
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