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« Reply #315 on: March 02, 2015, 10:24:32 AM »
Even cut 50/50, the Mg levels would still be fairly high.  +1 to all RO - lots of people here go that route.
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« Reply #316 on: March 02, 2015, 10:58:10 AM »
I'll stick to distilled, unfortunately the only large refillable water I see is purified and drinking at local Wal Marts.
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« Reply #317 on: March 02, 2015, 11:01:24 AM »
I'll stick to RO, unfortunately the only large refillable water I see is purified and drinking at local Wal Marts.

if it becomes a hassle, look at getting a unit installed. i like having mine and glad i did it.
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« Reply #318 on: March 02, 2015, 11:03:25 AM »
Around here, the stores let you fill in 1 gallon milk-type jugs.  It's what I use. Kind of a pain to fill 10, but it's worth it when I tap the keg.
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« Reply #319 on: March 02, 2015, 11:04:47 AM »
Correction...just called the "Primo" customer service and it is indeed a RO water system even though it says drinking. They also mentioned they add a trace amount of minerals for taste. Bingo. At least I can save some money on 10 gallons of water now.

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« Reply #320 on: March 02, 2015, 11:06:24 AM »
Correction...just called the "Primo" customer service and it is indeed a RO water system even though it says drinking. They also mentioned they add a trace amount of minerals for taste. Bingo. At least I can save some money on 10 gallons of water now.

just grab tds meter if you dont have one and check their water each time.
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« Reply #321 on: March 02, 2015, 11:09:05 AM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.
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« Reply #322 on: March 02, 2015, 11:17:16 AM »
I'd look around at other stores.  I pay 39 cents/gal @ Meijer.
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« Reply #323 on: March 02, 2015, 11:18:35 AM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?
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Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
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Robust Porter                 
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
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« Reply #324 on: March 02, 2015, 02:19:53 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

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« Reply #325 on: March 02, 2015, 02:21:21 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
Ken
Chagrin Falls, OH
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On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                         Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                 
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
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« Reply #326 on: March 02, 2015, 02:22:19 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
I just needed to talk it through ad-naseum before I (you) figured it out.

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« Reply #327 on: March 02, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
Ok the search continues. I don't see how this is a deal at $6.50 per 5 gallons. Back to single gallons of distilled for .88.

doesn't publix carry the RO machines?

Yes they do...not sure what the heck I was thinking. They do offer .30 refills on gallons of RO water.

there you go, now you're in business !
I just needed to talk it through ad-naseum before I (you) figured it out.

im here for the benefit of the people....  ::)
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Chagrin Falls, OH
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On Tap or bottled:     Lagering / Conditioning:
German Pils                   Helles Bock
Dunkelweizen                ViennaMandarina IPA
Saison                         Northern German Pils 
Robust Porter                 
Cider
ViennaMandarina IPA
Chardonnay
Riesling

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #328 on: April 16, 2015, 08:32:08 AM »
Waltham, MA:
pH-8.9
TDS-123
Cations/Anions-1.8/1.7

Sodium-32
Potassium-<1
Calcium-5
Magnesium-1
Total Hardness (CaCO3)-17
Nitrate-0.2
Sulfate-3
Chloride-25
Carbonate-2.3
Bicarbonate-46
Total Alkalinity-42
Total Phosphorus-<.01
Total Iron-.58

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