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TromboneGuy 10-30-2012 01:06 AM

High sodium / dissolved solids
So, just got my water report back from Ward Labs, and a few numbers jumped out at me:

Total dissolved solids: 524 ppm
Sodium: 159 ppm
Sulfate (SO4-S): 26 ppm
Chloride: 150 ppm
Total alkalinity (CaCO3): 84 ppm

So, with as much as I'll need to dilute this stuff, am I better off just buying spring water or RO for brewing?

As explanation, the place I'm brewing now has a plumbed-in water softener, even on the outside taps.

Yooper 10-30-2012 01:11 AM

Wow. High sodium and high dissolved solids. But can you get to the unsoftened water, and get a report on that?

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