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Water report
« on: June 22, 2016, 03:00:00 PM »
I just got my water report back from Ward Labs, and would like to get you opinions on my water quality.  Is this good base water for brewing?  I'm pretty new to all the water chemistry stuff.



 
pH   6.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm    54
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm    0.09
Cations / Anions, me/L        0.8/0.7


Sodium, Na    9
Potassium, K   2
Calcium, Ca    5
Magnesium, Mg   1
Total Hardness, CaCO3    17
Nitrate, NO3-N    5.4 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S    < 1
Chloride, Cl       3
Carbonate, CO3      < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3     13
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3    11
Total Phosphorus, P     0.11
Total Iron, Fe          < 0.01
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
Bottled/Drinking:  Born Again Heathenweizen, Mongrel Belgian
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Re: Water report
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 03:08:09 PM »
Looks good to me. You should be able to build off of it for most styles and can dilute is needed. Plug the values into Bru'n water to see how it compares to the various recommended profiles.

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Re: Water report
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 03:11:16 PM »
Looks pretty much like RO to me.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 03:14:49 PM »
Looks pretty much like RO to me.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 03:19:02 PM »
It's not RO.  This is from a well that was dug around 30 years ago, and I let the tap run for about 10 min before I took the sample.  I always thought the water in this house was decent, so now I know it is.

Now off to play with Bru'n Water.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 03:20:36 PM »
It's not RO.  This is from a well that was dug around 30 years ago, and I let the tap run for about 10 min before I took the sample.  I always thought the water in this house was decent, so now I know it is.

Now off to play with Bru'n Water.

I get that. I just meant that since it resembles RO-type water, you have a nice base to build upon.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2016, 04:50:20 PM »
It's not RO.  This is from a well that was dug around 30 years ago, and I let the tap run for about 10 min before I took the sample.  I always thought the water in this house was decent, so now I know it is.

Now off to play with Bru'n Water.

It may not be RO, but it's practically there.  You hit the jackpot.

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Re: Water report
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 05:07:28 PM »
What region of the country are you in?

I can say with confidence, not the Midwest.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 05:24:48 PM »
It's not RO.  This is from a well that was dug around 30 years ago, and I let the tap run for about 10 min before I took the sample.  I always thought the water in this house was decent, so now I know it is.

Now off to play with Bru'n Water.

It may not be RO, but it's practically there.  You hit the jackpot.

Yeah...I think I done good ;D
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Re: Water report
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2016, 05:25:21 PM »
What region of the country are you in?

I can say with confidence, not the Midwest.

Knightdale, NC
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Re: Water report
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 05:43:02 PM »
that is killer water for building up recipes with. Plug that into Brunwater and you will be good to go.

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Re: Water report
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 08:20:29 PM »
that is killer water for building up recipes with. Plug that into Brunwater and you will be good to go.
The water in most of NC is very good.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 11:53:43 PM »
sooo what is the profile of RO Water?

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Re: Water report
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 12:01:30 AM »
sooo what is the profile of RO Water?



Pretty low levels of most everything, with total dissolved solids under 50ppm-ish. I believe Martin posted that RO must be under 100ppm TDS - I could be wrong. I don't buy RO over 25 ppm TDS personally.

Edit - RO is just a step above distilled in terms of mineral content.
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Re: Water report
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 12:49:11 AM »
I should start bottling it and selling it as "Brewing Water" LOL :P
Bottled/Drinking:  Born Again Heathenweizen, Mongrel Belgian
Fermenting:  None
Future:  Undecided...too many to choose from

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