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Old 08-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Can someone analyze my water report???

Here is the water report for Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Can someone look it over and let me know what I need to correct and how to do it? Sorry...I am a complete water n00b!



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Old 08-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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It doesn't have most of the information you need and what it does provide is too large a range to be worthwile. I'd send it to a lab for testing.

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Old 08-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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I'm sure someone smarter will come along, but off the bat, I'd say you'll need to do something about the chlorine. There are a number of ways to reduce chlorine, including Campden or certain kinds of filters, or letting the water sit.

Other than that, your water report doesn't really tell you much of anything. The hardness range is really wide, and you couldn't really accurately extrapolate from a general hardness. You might be able to get close, but it would only tell you about the Ca and Mg in the water, not any of the other ions.

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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I completely forgot that I asked this question! Apologies.

Here is a link to the detailed water report (sorry...the PDF is too big to attach): http://www.amwater.com/files/PA_3060088_CCR.pdf

BTW...I am using a water filter as described here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/wate...r-setup-29145/

TIA for any/all help! I think my water quality is really the last piece of the puzzle that I need.

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That link doesn't help that much. It tells Ca, SO4, and Cl, but I didn't see alkalinity or the other ions on there.

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Damn! The is the best I could find.

Oh well, I guess I'll send a sample off to Wards and report back.

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For alkalinity, you can call your water utility (or treatment plant) and ask what the value is. Our plants run alkalinity on the raw and finished water every 6 hours.

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #8
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Alkalinity is the simplest of all commonly performed water tests. You can buy a kit which is plenty accurate for brewing from www.hach.com and many other suppliers.

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