Am I just being paranoid, or is it right to question this?
So I just called up my City's water board today and this is what the guy told me the levels were.
I was pretty shocked when he told me the sulfate was 0. I asked him about it and he said that they aren't the ones that do the testing but that is what it was reported as.
Does this seem right?
I think you are right to arch an eyebrow but it is possible. A member of my brewing club lives about 7 miles from me as the crow flies. My well runs 27 on the sulfate. He sent me a Ward Labs report that said his well read 0. I said bring some over and have a beer while we test it. Sure enough, it came up 0 so there you are. Consider yourself lucky if you like noble hops.
hmm, I'm actually wondering now if he was referring to the sulfur level. Even still though, I guess it would be very minimal (if not 0) if you just multiply it by 3 to get the sulfate.
Ward Labs is the only organization of which I am aware that reports sulfate 'as sulfur'. Nevertheless 3*0 = 0 and 0/3 = 0 so it doesn't matter how it is being reported.
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