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Water Testing
« on: February 28, 2011, 09:28:43 AM »
I live in the Annapolis MD area and am on a well. Recently installed a carbon filter in my RIMS and was wondering where i can get my water tested. Mainly looking for Ca, Mg, Na, S04, Ci and Hc03. When I talked to "the Culligan Man" he gave me some general ideas but was not much help other than trying to sell me a water conditioner. in order to tweak my water profile to specific style guidelines I need to know what I am starting with.
Does anyone know where I can have my water tested?
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 09:30:14 AM »
www.wardlab.com  

Test W-6 runs $16.50 and gives you all the info you need for brewing.  I'm on a well also, and this is what I use.
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 02:55:33 PM »
Sounds like you know not to use softened water.
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 06:24:00 AM »
Yup, Wardlab. Just did the same thing.
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 09:43:15 AM »
Just a reminder for when you get the results from them....multiply the SO4-S result by 3 to get your true sulfate number.
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 12:21:40 PM »
What type of containers are suitable for sending samples to Ward labs? And how much water to send?
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 12:32:38 PM »
On their web site is a submittal form for homebrewers. They suggest using a plain old plastic drinking water bottle rinsed well...
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 01:13:44 PM »
A very small water bottle is suitable for the typical testing by Ward.  The last samples I sent to Ward were contained in White Labs yeast vials (cleaned of course).  1 vial per sample is enough.  It saves on shipping.

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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 01:15:21 PM »
A very small water bottle is suitable for the typical testing by Ward.  The last samples I sent to Ward were contained in White Labs yeast vials (cleaned of course).  1 vial per sample is enough.  It saves on shipping.



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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 01:42:05 PM »
What type of containers are suitable for sending samples to Ward labs? And how much water to send?

If you email them, they'll send containers and an envelope to put them in.  I just use a small plastic water bottle myself.
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Re: Water Testing
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 08:22:41 AM »
Splendid.  This thread has the answers I've been looking for as I've been wanting to send a sample to WardLabs.  Thanks!
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