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Old 02-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Finally got a Ward Labs test - Can anybody help me translate?

For the record, this is tap water in Northwest Morris County, NJ. Thanks!!!

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Nice water. May be a little more mineralized with Na, Mg, and Cl than you might want for a light lager of some sort. But its a decent starting point. The residual alkalinity might be a little problematic for light colored beers, but a very minor acid addition will easily correct that. For many styles, this will produce a fine beer.

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Nice water. May be a little more mineralized with Na, Mg, and Cl than you might want for a light lager of some sort. But its a decent starting point. The residual alkalinity might be a little problematic for light colored beers, but a very minor acid addition will easily correct that. For many styles, this will produce a fine beer.

Check out Bru'n Water for more guidance and tools for working with your tap water.
Bru'n Water is a serious spreadsheet...Gonna take some time to figure out the ins and outs of playing with my water.
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Bruno water was to much for me. I would rather worth the number by hand. Nice water btw. Remember to triple the sulfate.

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