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Noblesville, IN water
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:03:22 PM »
Anyone have an accurate water profile report for Noblesville, IN?

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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 07:13:30 PM »
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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 07:28:04 PM »
Thanks.  One close...

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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 07:33:29 PM »
Hey ktrappe, welcome !  I can't speak specifically to Noblesville's water, but in general the water from Indiana and big chunks of the Midwest is less than desireable (as is) for many styles of beer. I waited a long time to start looking closely at water and therefore some styles came out pretty good , others not so much. IMO, the best approach around here is to use RO (reverse osmosis) water that you can fill at the grocery store from the machine in gallon jugs as a base for all beers. I then add various water salts and sometimes lactic acid to get the right water profile for the right beer.
Martin Brungard (from  Carmel) has outstanding software to walk you through 'building your water'. I highly recommend downloading it. It has made my beers consistently better, light to dark, hoppy to malty    :

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/

Good luck !
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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 07:41:52 PM »
Thanks Jon!  I was planning on using RO with salt additions (gordon strong style).  But would love to make "local" beer, but I doubt MW water would work without dilution and additions

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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 07:49:19 PM »
Have you called the water utility? Noblesville is big enough that they probably monitor the stuff you're interested in.
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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 08:56:10 PM »
The online report from the company does not provide all info, good info, but not complete

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Re: Noblesville, IN water
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 09:01:49 PM »
The online report from the company does not provide all info, good info, but not complete

That was also the case when I lived in Fishers. I called and was eventually put through to an actual engineer who emailed me the previous few complete reports.
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