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Offline MYR

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Water in Miami
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:00:46 PM »
Hello,
I just got my water analyses and wanted to see what you guys think about it (I’m new to this).
I live in Miami and my water went through a charcoal filter before analysis.
Do you think my water is ok for brewing? Does it fit a particular type of beer? Or shall I get RO water instead? Ph seems fairly high to me but maybe not? This could be why I get such big deposit in my kettle after brewing.

Ph 8.9
TDS 179
Conductivity 0.3
Sodium 36
Potassium 3
Calcium 19
Magnesium 4
Total hardness 64
Nitrate 0.3
Sulfate 2
Chloride 52
Carbonate 3.1
Bicarbonate 66
Total alkalinity 59

Thanks in advance for the feedback!


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Re: Water in Miami
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:29:24 PM »
Miami water is lime-softened "groundwater". I put that in quotes since the wells are typically right next to the SFWMD canals. So you're essentially drinking Everglades water. That's OK. Its pretty darn good for brewing. As usual, you would need to neutralize the alkalinity for brewing paler styles, but that is easy to do.
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Re: Water in Miami
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 05:28:45 PM »
Glad to hear, thanks a lot for the advice!


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