Hi everyone long time lurker here,
I recently got into reading much more in depth about water chemistry after being frustrated about why my all grain light beers were never turning out quite like I wanted but my dark beers were always spot on. I looked into my water quality for San Antonio and found out my report about 235 for the Total Alkalinity as Calcium Carbonate. I am interested in lowering this without using distilled water and I came across several people who talk about using pickling lime to prep their tap water if its high in Calcium Carbonate. I have spent hours reading this thread and other online resources about how to decrease it and was wondering if any of you had any experience in this process? If you do, how did it turn out, any tips or advice? Just trying to explore all my options on what to do with my water here in limestone rich Texas. Thanks for helping me out!