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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #465 on: September 11, 2020, 01:30:25 PM »
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Very nice brewing water.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #466 on: September 11, 2020, 01:41:58 PM »
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Very nice brewing water.


yeah I got really lucky with the water here, easily changed to whatever style.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #467 on: September 11, 2020, 02:04:20 PM »
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Very nice brewing water.


yeah I got really lucky with the water here, easily changed to whatever style.

Fairly similar to my well water.  Gotta love it when it works out like that, huh?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #468 on: September 11, 2020, 02:20:28 PM »
Private well tapped into spring in Franklin NC



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Very nice brewing water.


yeah I got really lucky with the water here, easily changed to whatever style.

Fairly similar to my well water.  Gotta love it when it works out like that, huh?

Haha I’m not complaining, that’s for sure. I lived in Florida years ago and it was a nightmare compared to what I have now.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #469 on: September 11, 2020, 03:43:45 PM »
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Looks a lot like mine in Seattle.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #470 on: October 15, 2020, 03:00:25 PM »
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Looks a lot like mine in Seattle.

So jealous - I had to go with an RO system to get about where you guys start!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #471 on: November 04, 2020, 04:54:13 PM »
New to water adjustments. Thoughts on this report?
the SO4 number is actual--should it be multiplied by 3?
(I like malty stouts and hoppy IPAs)
Thanks!

Ph  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 8.2
TDS  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 164
Cations/Anions, me/L  -  -  3.0/3.2

Na  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -   27
K  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  3
Ca  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  18.1
Mg  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -11
Total Hardness, CaCO3  -  - 91
Nitrate  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 0.1
SO4-S  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -<1
Chloride  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -6
CO3  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - <1
HCO3  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 186
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 -  - 155
Total Phosphorus  -  -  -  -  0.41
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #472 on: November 04, 2020, 05:00:03 PM »
Looks like you'll need some acid to neutralize the alkalinity, but otherwise doesn't t look bad.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #473 on: November 04, 2020, 06:11:30 PM »
Thanks Denny!. I've lurked around here for several years and have always appreciated your expertise. (and your Rye IPA recipe}
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #474 on: November 04, 2020, 07:14:40 PM »
New to water adjustments. Thoughts on this report?
the SO4 number is actual--should it be multiplied by 3?
(I like malty stouts and hoppy IPAs)
Thanks!

Ph  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 8.2
TDS  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 164
Cations/Anions, me/L  -  -  3.0/3.2

Na  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -   27
K  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  3
Ca  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  18.1
Mg  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -11
Total Hardness, CaCO3  -  - 91
Nitrate  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 0.1
SO4-S  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -<1
Chloride  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -6
CO3  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - <1
HCO3  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 186
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 -  - 155
Total Phosphorus  -  -  -  -  0.41

SO4-S would need to be multiplied by 3, but it is something less than 1, which is very low. Don't bother with it.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #475 on: November 06, 2020, 12:29:17 PM »
Southern Indiana


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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #476 on: November 28, 2020, 12:41:25 AM »
Your report is similar to mine from western Kentucky.  I'm not an expert but for brewing lagers I add 50% distilled H20 and it works ok for me. For dark beers I use straight tap H20. I use Beer Smith for mineral adjustments and it seems to works well.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #477 on: December 29, 2020, 03:55:02 AM »
Providence, UT
Possibly... Citric Acid Conditioned water (new house, not sure of plumbing...)
Test Date: 12/08/2020

pH 8.0
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est,     ppm      222
Electrical Conductivity,                   mmho/cm 0.37
Cations / Anions,                           me/L 4.2 / 4.4

                                            ppm
Sodium, Na                            3
Potassium, K                         < 1
Calcium, Ca                           49.9
Magnesium, Mg                      18
Total Hardness, CaCO3           200
Nitrate, NO3-N                       0.5 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S                       4
Chloride, Cl                            2
Carbonate, CO3                     < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3                 251
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3           208
Total Phosphorus, P                < 0.01
Total Iron, Fe                         < 0.01

"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit

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Post your water report
« Reply #478 on: February 18, 2021, 09:50:39 PM »
Municipal report.
Total Alkalinity: 112
Bicarbonate computed = alkalinity * 61/50.
TDS: 140




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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #479 on: February 18, 2021, 10:30:56 PM »
Wards Lab report directly from my tap in Frederick, CO (North of Denver, East of Longmont)