This might be posted somewhere but I didn't find it. I want to make better beer so I am going to have my water tested. (my last two batchs had a funny after taste, a little bitter.). I am on a well and all I know right now is that the hardness is 8.2 . I do use a water softner. My water taste great but I know that does not mean it is great for beer. What exactly should I have them test for? As I go through these threads and read I am a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information. What exactly do I need. Thank you.
By the way I bypass the water softner when I do All grain but don't when I brew extract. Thanks again