I've not been able to figure out how to modify my water to produce a better light colored beer, say SRM 7-14.
My profile reads as follows; Ca 65 ppm, Mg 26 ppm, Sodium 93 ppm, Sulfate 220 ppm, Chloride 07 ppm, Bicarbonate 135 ppm Hardness is 26 grains per gal or 230 mg/l. pH 8.1
I usually get an average tasting beer but there are some other flavor that are not desirable like a very harsh, bitter taste on the hops and a thick malty aftertaste that stays in your mouth longer than you want. I like the beer to finish smoother and cleaner.
Can anyone help me or give me the tools to figure it out on my own? I have been trying to use the BeerSmith calculator with limited success. Thanks.