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At home water testing
« on: December 07, 2009, 04:33:14 AM »
I recently started playing around with water test kits that are available for aquariums. In particular the GH&KH tests are useful for brewers who want to get a beter understanding of their brewing water w/o having to send a sample to an lab like Ward Labs.

I took some pictures, updated my water spreadsheet and wrote an article for my web site about this.

Take a look and let me know what you think : http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=At_home_water_testing

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Re: At home water testing
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 01:13:23 PM »
Looks good.  I often thought about doing this.  This may be the motivation I needed.

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Re: At home water testing
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 02:19:37 PM »
Looks good.  I often thought about doing this.  This may be the motivation I needed.

My local pet stores don't carry the GH&KH only tests. They have other, more expensive, tests that include these tests. This means I had to order them online and pay $5 shipping for a $6 item.

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Re: At home water testing
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »
Kai - You may want to check out Taylor. They are real water testing experts and have a host of different test kits and water testing products.

http://www.taylortechnologies.com/corporate_news.asp
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Re: At home water testing
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 01:29:20 AM »
Kai - You may want to check out Taylor. They are real water testing experts and have a host of different test kits and water testing products.

http://www.taylortechnologies.com/corporate_news.asp

I had a look but those test kits are rather expensive. On the other hand they allow you to test for almost anything that a professional lab tests.

Kai