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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2010, 08:46:24 AM »
Thanks Richard - Ill print this out and refer to it this weekend.  I was at my LHBS yesterday and picked up a few of those additives you mentioned...just to have on hand when I take the step to monitor pH.  I think I will give it a shot on my next batch.  I'll look at the tool on beersmith too. 
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2010, 11:20:58 AM »
If you go to the 3rd post in the thread, you will find that I posted store bought RO water and my tap water.  Everything was <1 for the store bought RO.  The feed water for the RO is the same as Gail's later in the thread.

Thanks! I wasn't sure if that was machine RO or bottled.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2010, 06:19:45 AM »
Pretty hard to just nail a water profile dead on isnt it?

In trying to make my water Dublin water I found that close enough is going to have to be good enough unless there are other ways (through use of pure minerals) of doing it.

My water

Sodium................................ 14
Potassium............................. <1
Calcium...................................14
Magnesium...............................3
Total Hardness CaCO3...............48
Nitrate......................................1.0
Sulfate.......................................4
Chloride....................................15
Carbonate..................................<1
Bicarbonate HCO3......................37
Total Alkalinity CaCO3................31
Flouride......................................0.03
Total Iron....................................<0.01
TDS ..........................................110
pH..............................................6.7
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2010, 06:57:25 AM »
Here in Bend, OR our water is:

pH  7.8
TDS 77
Sodium Na 8
Potassium K 2
Calcium Ca 6
Magnesium Mg 4
Total Hardness CaCO3 32
Nitrate NO3 0.1
Sulfate SO4 <1
Chloride Cl 2
Carbonate CO3 <1
Bicarbonate HCO3 51
Total Alkalinity CaCO3 42

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2010, 08:44:07 AM »
The water for San Diego, CA in May 2009:

pH:                              7.8
Sodium (Na):                  99
Potassium (K):                 5
Calcium (Ca):                 70
Magnesium (Mg):            25
Sulfate (SO4):                66
Chloride (Cl):                  96
Bicarbonate (HCO3):       141     
Total Hardness (CaCO3): 279
Total Alkalinity (CaCO3):  115

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2010, 02:42:57 PM »
Waynesville, NC (28786) city water

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 39

ppm

Sodium, Na 8

Calcium, Ca 4

Magnesium, Mg < 1

Total Hardness, CaCO3 14

Sulfate, SO4-S 4

Chloride, Cl 2

Bicarbonate, HCO3 15

Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 12


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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2010, 09:59:20 AM »
Minneapolis (Linden Hills area), MN (as of 8/24/09):

pH 7.5
Sodium, Na 13
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 18
Magnesium, Mg 4
Total Hardness, CaCO3 62
Nitrate, NO3-N 1.0 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 9
Chloride, Cl 28
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 27
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 22

Minneapolis (Northeast), MN (as of 8/12/08):

pH 8.9
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 20
Magnesium, Mg 3
Total Hardness, CaCO3 63
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 10
Chloride, Cl 25
Carbonate, CO3 4
Bicarbonate, HCO3 19
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 21

St. Louis Park, MN (as of 8/12/08):

pH 7.5
Sodium, Na 10
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 90
Magnesium, Mg 29
Total Hardness, CaCO3 346
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.2 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 7
Chloride, Cl 20
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 371
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 304
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2010, 09:15:59 AM »
I have to do water analyses at work in Indianapolis. I, along with our LHBS, do NOT suggest brewing with the local water. If you do, keep in mind:

Indianapolis metro water supply changes AT LEAST seasonally (and I believe even monthly).

The conductivity ranges from 660 - 1200 umhos and can swing to those extremes within a month.

Also, the free chlorine content can be excessive - a carbon filter is a must. "Leaving it out overnight" won't work, and anti-chlorinating agents aren't reliable without knowing the exact Cl concentration.

Here's the averages/std deviations for the past 3 years (4 analyses):

Indianapolis, IN (Metro)   
   
              AVG   Std. Dev
pH                         7   0.3
Cond.                        813   57
Alk.                       223   7      
SO4                       81   7      
Chloride        75   5      
Total Hardness   310   10      
Ca Hardness   198   12      
Mg Hardness   89   35      
Cu, ppm                < 0.05   *      
Iron, ppm                < 0.05   *      
Na, ppm               45   6      
K, ppm             5.3   *      
Nitrate as NO3, ppm   12.3   *      
Silica, Total, ppm   7.4   2.3      
Fluoride, ppm   0.7   *      
Total Organic, ppm   2.7   *      
Turbidity,           < 0.1         *

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2010, 05:17:28 AM »
Well water, Hersey Michigan.

pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 258
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.43
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.3 / 4.1
ppm
Sodium, Na 6
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 50
Magnesium, Mg 18
Total Hardness, CaCO3 200
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 5
Chloride, Cl 6
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 221
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 181

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2010, 09:48:24 AM »
Baltimore City water, tested by Ward Labs.  I ran this through an activated carbon filter before sending it off.

pH    7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est    203
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm    0.34
Cations / Anions, me/L    3.0 / 2.8
ppm
Sodium, Na    21
Potassium, K    2
Calcium, Ca    28
Magnesium, Mg    8
Total Hardness, CaCO3    103
Nitrate, NO3-N    2.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S    4
Chloride, Cl    48
Carbonate, CO3    < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3    59
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    49
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2010, 10:59:13 AM »
This is from the "LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT 2010 WATER QUALITY SUMMARY"

pH 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 627
Sodium, 92 ppm
Potassium,  5.4 ppm
Calcium,  78 ppm
Magnesium, 26 ppm
Nitrate, (As Nitrogen)< 0.7 (SAFE)
Sulfate, 245
Chloride,  95
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 134

Makes brewing interesting!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2010, 01:54:27 PM »
Helena, MT.  The city water draws from two sources-the Missouri River and a mountain source.  I believe I fall in the latter:

ph 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 58
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.10
Cation/Anions, me/L 1.1/0.9

Sodium, Na 6 ppm
Potassium, K 2 ppm
Calcium, Ca 11 ppm
Magnesium, Mg 2 ppm
Total Hardness, CaCO3 36 ppm
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.2 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 6 ppm
Chloride, Cl 3 ppm
Carbonate, CO3 <1 ppm
Bicarbonate, HCO3 28 ppm
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 23 ppm

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2010, 04:34:17 AM »
Minneapolis (Northeast), MN (as of 8/12/08):

pH 8.9
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 20
Magnesium, Mg 3
Total Hardness, CaCO3 63
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 10
Chloride, Cl 25
Carbonate, CO3 4
Bicarbonate, HCO3 19
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 21


Hey, how did you get this info?  Or, for updated info, who do I call?  I am just starting to think about playing with my water chemistry, but with my carbon filter my water (and beer) is greatly improved already.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2010, 07:30:27 AM »
1)You can call your local water department to see if they will share the info with you.
But their sample may not exactly be what is arriving at your house.

2)Take a sample from your faucet, and send it off to Ward Labs. ~$26 for a complete test.

I bypassed the filter, ran the water for 10 minutes, and filled the sample bottle.
I wanted to know what's coming in from the street.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2010, 07:52:03 AM »
~$26 for a complete test.


Or $16.50 for the regular test which is really all you need unless you're interested in the iron and fluoride numbers.  I did the complete test the first time around because I was curious but I'll just be doing the $16 test if I want it retested in the future.
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