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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #480 on: February 18, 2021, 10:34:43 pm »
Wards Lab report directly from my tap in Frederick, CO (North of Denver, East of Longmont)



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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #481 on: February 18, 2021, 10:47:51 pm »
Wards Lab report directly from my tap in Frederick, CO (North of Denver, East of Longmont)



Very nice!
I was pleasantly surprised!

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #482 on: April 17, 2021, 04:40:39 pm »
I just had the water in our new place tested (Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles).  It's surprisingly similar to water I had tested in 2008 when we lived in a different part of the city.  I've been brewing with distilled water for many years, but I was thinking maybe I would switch back to tap.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #483 on: April 17, 2021, 04:51:25 pm »
That doesn't look bad. A little alkaline but a bit of acid will knock it down for paler beers.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #484 on: May 29, 2021, 03:14:18 pm »
I get my water from a well, about 200 feet deep. Lakefork, Idaho, about 10 miles south of McCall.

pH. 7.3
Total dissolved solids, est.ppm  41
Electrical conductivity, mmho/cm. 0.07
Cations/anions, me/L  0.6/0.6

Sodium, Na  4
Potassium, K  <1
Calcium, Ca  5.7
Magnesium, Mg  1
Total hardness, CaCO3  19
Nitrate, NO3-N  0.4 (safe)
Sulfate, SO4-S  <1
Chloride, Cl  1
Carbonate, CO3  <1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3  30
Total alkalinity, CaCO3  25
Total phosphorus, P  0.02
Total iron, Fe  0.02

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #485 on: May 29, 2021, 03:19:03 pm »
I get my water from a well, about 200 feet deep. Lakefork, Idaho, about 10 miles south of McCall.

pH. 7.3
Total dissolved solids, est.ppm  41
Electrical conductivity, mmho/cm. 0.07
Cations/anions, me/L  0.6/0.6

Sodium, Na  4
Potassium, K  <1
Calcium, Ca  5.7
Magnesium, Mg  1
Total hardness, CaCO3  19
Nitrate, NO3-N  0.4 (safe)
Sulfate, SO4-S  <1
Chloride, Cl  1
Carbonate, CO3  <1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3  30
Total alkalinity, CaCO3  25
Total phosphorus, P  0.02
Total iron, Fe  0.02
That’s almost a blank slate. You can make any beer with the right salt additions.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #486 on: May 29, 2021, 03:27:38 pm »
I get my water from a well, about 200 feet deep. Lakefork, Idaho, about 10 miles south of McCall.

pH. 7.3
Total dissolved solids, est.ppm  41
Electrical conductivity, mmho/cm. 0.07
Cations/anions, me/L  0.6/0.6

Sodium, Na  4
Potassium, K  <1
Calcium, Ca  5.7
Magnesium, Mg  1
Total hardness, CaCO3  19
Nitrate, NO3-N  0.4 (safe)
Sulfate, SO4-S  <1
Chloride, Cl  1
Carbonate, CO3  <1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3  30
Total alkalinity, CaCO3  25
Total phosphorus, P  0.02
Total iron, Fe  0.02
That’s almost a blank slate. You can make any beer with the right salt additions.
Agreed. I'm blessed with great water. My adjustments are very easy, so versatile.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #487 on: May 31, 2021, 11:55:55 pm »
Man, you got my RO beat.  Cheers to your brewing water!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #488 on: June 01, 2021, 02:58:19 am »
Best water I've ever brewed with. It makes adjustments so easy. 🍺

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #489 on: June 28, 2021, 05:42:16 pm »
(EDITED) The city got back to me and this is likely accurate for my water report.

pH = 7.95

alkalinity = 73
(CaCO3) "Hardness" 90 mg/l
Potassium 0.925 mg/L
Magnesium 7 mg/L
Iron 0.01 mg/L
chloride 9.5 mg/l
calcium 24.4 mg/l
sodium 8.6 mg/L
sulphate 24 mg/l
zinc 2 ug/L

Carbonate = CaCO3 / 100 x 2 x 61 = 109.8


any thoughts on this? ive always found it works well for dark beers, but i struggle with lighter ones sometimes.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #490 on: June 30, 2021, 04:23:24 pm »
(EDITED) The city got back to me and this is likely accurate for my water report.

pH = 7.95

alkalinity = 73
(CaCO3) "Hardness" 90 mg/l
Potassium 0.925 mg/L
Magnesium 7 mg/L
Iron 0.01 mg/L
chloride 9.5 mg/l
calcium 24.4 mg/l
sodium 8.6 mg/L
sulphate 24 mg/l
zinc 2 ug/L

Carbonate = CaCO3 / 100 x 2 x 61 = 109.8


any thoughts on this? ive always found it works well for dark beers, but i struggle with lighter ones sometimes.
My water profile is about 2x “harder” than yours in the calcium, magnesium, and also in temporary hardness (calcium carbonate).

I can use 100% tap water with my darkest beers, and get away without adding acid. For anything lighter than a stout, I dilute with 2/3rds RO water and some acid is needed to keep the pH in the 5.2 to 5.4 range.

For any other beer, I use Brun’water to make adjustments. It is really easy to use.

My guess is that, even though your numbers are about half mine, you’d want to see what the calculated pH would be in beers that are in the lighter range. My guess is that, unless you are planning to crank up the gypsum or calcium chloride, that you’d need some acid addition.


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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #491 on: July 01, 2021, 05:35:27 am »

My water profile is about 2x “harder” than yours in the calcium, magnesium, and also in temporary hardness (calcium carbonate).

I can use 100% tap water with my darkest beers, and get away without adding acid. For anything lighter than a stout, I dilute with 2/3rds RO water and some acid is needed to keep the pH in the 5.2 to 5.4 range.

For any other beer, I use Brun’water to make adjustments. It is really easy to use.

My guess is that, even though your numbers are about half mine, you’d want to see what the calculated pH would be in beers that are in the lighter range. My guess is that, unless you are planning to crank up the gypsum or calcium chloride, that you’d need some acid addition.


yup, im planning to crank up the gypsum and CaCl overall. i made some brun'water spreadsheets for malty/balanced/bitter profiles.

i really decided to tackle this finally as i made one beer that just tasted so bland, i believe i did at least 2/3RO water with just a rough guestimation of minerals to add that were very small. it was drinkable but again very sort of insipid/bland/lacking any kind of bite at all.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #492 on: July 06, 2021, 12:32:01 am »
My Water Report East Daviess County, KY May 2021

From Ward Labs:
Total Dissolved Solids 211
pH 8.0
ppm:

Sodium Na                    21
Potassium K                    5
Calcium Ca                    24.1
Magnesium Mg               14
Total Hardness CaCO3   118     
Sulfate SO4-S                16
Chloride Cl                     22
Carbonate CaCO3        <1.0
Bicarbonate CaCO3         91
Total Alkalinity                75

This was similar to a report I got last year.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #493 on: August 12, 2021, 08:29:46 pm »
Would anyone like to share a recent water report for the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District?

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #494 on: August 18, 2021, 05:56:50 pm »
My Water Report, 300 feet deep private well in Adamstown MD USA (located 5 miles south of Frederick MD) - July 2021

From Ward Labs:
Total Dissolved Solids 274
pH 7.8

Sodium Na                    12
Potassium K                    3
Calcium Ca                    74.5
Magnesium Mg               6
Total Hardness CaCO3   213
Sulfate SO4-S                8
Chloride Cl                     32
Carbonate CaCO3        <1.0
Bicarbonate CaCO3         192
Total Alkalinity               158
Total Phosphorus P         0.10
Total Iron Fe                  0.21


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