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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #330 on: May 01, 2015, 08:34:28 AM »
pH 8.2
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 442
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.74
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.7 / 9.1
ppm
Sodium, Na 140
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 26
Magnesium, Mg 15
Total Hardness, CaCO3 128
Nitrate, NO3-N 1.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S < 1
Chloride, Cl 17
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 520
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 433
Total Phosphorus, P 0.71
Total Iron, Fe 0.01

Any thoughts on a Hoppy Beer?  Been adding Gypsum and a little acidity to lower PH.  Running water through a filter too.
That alkalinity is huge, so you would need a lot of acid to reduce it.

Sodium is pretty high, has it been through a softener?

Adding gypsum won't hurt anything. Your SO4 is very low.

Where are you from? Local geology has a great impact on water. Well or surface water?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #331 on: May 01, 2015, 08:37:20 AM »
City water.

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« Reply #332 on: May 01, 2015, 08:39:42 AM »
Wow.   +1 to sodium being high and alkalinity being extra so.  I would use RO water to have a good base to build on. It's what I do.
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« Reply #333 on: May 01, 2015, 08:41:23 AM »
Mix or all RO?

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« Reply #334 on: May 01, 2015, 08:44:35 AM »
Mix or all RO?

I use all RO, then build up to desired profiles in Bru'nwater.
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« Reply #335 on: May 01, 2015, 08:59:02 AM »
yeah thats even worse than my well water sodium and bicarb!

RO all the way.
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« Reply #336 on: May 01, 2015, 09:12:10 AM »
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« Reply #337 on: May 01, 2015, 12:16:01 PM »
I use all RO, or blend a small amount of tap water back in.

Some cities treat the water in different ways. Mine removes iron. Others lime soften the water. You might ask what they do to the water before it is pumped out.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #338 on: May 07, 2015, 06:21:28 AM »
Here's my local water.  Pretty much sodium and alkalinity.  Not much else.  lol

pH 8.5
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 217
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.36
Cations / Anions, me/L 3.7 / 4.1
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Sodium, Na 79
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 3
Magnesium, Mg < 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3 12
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 2
Chloride, Cl 17
Carbonate, CO3 9
Bicarbonate, HCO3 191
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 172
Total Phosphorus, P 0.62
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01

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« Reply #339 on: May 09, 2015, 10:08:15 PM »
Incidentally, this is our water source info:
http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri834189