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Old 04-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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https://producers.wardlab.com/BrewersKitOrder.aspx

Not a bad deal for $33.....
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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I just did and got my test results back. It was an easy process and they are well known. However, I just posted my results in the all grain section and everyone is telling me my water results are impossible lol. So either I have magic water or Ward screwed up haha
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I hear you can get somewhat reliable answers from your water supply company (if you have one).

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I got my water analyzed by Ward Labs and was very satisfied - they turned the sample around really quick and billing was easy.

But for some reason that link looks like a ripoff! If you look here, they have those same analyses for $16.50 and $26.50. Not sure why they are charging higher prices on that page.

also, you don't need the "household complete" analysis. All they add are fluoride and iron, and we don't much care about those. Just go with the $16.50 analysis and I think you'll be very happy.

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You can if you are on municipal supply. I'm on a well.

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I got my water analyzed by Ward Labs and was very satisfied - they turned the sample around really quick and billing was easy.

But for some reason that link looks like a ripoff! If you look here, they have those same analyses for $16.50 and $26.50. Not sure why they are charging higher prices on that page.

also, you don't need the "household complete" analysis. All they add are fluoride and iron, and we don't much care about those. Just go with the $16.50 analysis and I think you'll be very happy.
They do both lists ( small font on left) and big font on right for under $20? That's a bargain. Seriously
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Ward is providing a complete door to door service with that higher fee. They are sending you a bottle, packaging, and return shipping. Its not that bad of a price and might be more convenient for some people. If you have your own container and packaging, you can save some money by just sending in a sample yourself.

As mentioned above, the W-6 test is sufficient for brewing use. The extra $6.50 they are charging doesn't seem unreasonable since it includes every other cost that you would have to supply on your own to get your sample to them.

Thanks, Ward Lab! That is value added.

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You can if you are on municipal supply. I'm on a well.
I've lived that life before. Such a pain breaking out the genny whenever the power went.
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Ward is providing a complete door to door service with that higher fee. They are sending you a bottle, packaging, and return shipping.
Oh, gotcha. That's good to know. I may do the same next time then. I think I'll get my water re-analyzed in October to see what changes after the long dry summer (we get snowmelt water from the Sierra Nevada).
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