HBT 2014 Big Giveaway - 4/10 Re-Draw Winners Posted!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > Municipal Water Report

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 133
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Municipal Water Report

This report is a little odd, and doesn't have some of the items listed that I think I need...

pH -7.4
Chloride -53.6ppm
Copper -0.28ppm
Lead - 2ppb
Manganese - 25ppb
Nickel -0.9ppb
Radium 228 - ND
Sodium - 30ppm
Sulfate -25ppm
Zinc -98ppb
Chlorine -0.70ppm
Haloacetic Acids -28.9ppb
TTHM[Total Trihalomethanes] -57.7ppb

Can anyone give me some feedback on these?

Arsenal City Brewing
Watervliet, NY

Primary || Hop Face Punch ||
Secondary || "Intentional" Sour Pumpkin Ale ||
Bottles || Big Brew Day Belgian, Apline Spring Clone, Rooibos Red Ale, Hudson Valley Hard Cider, "First" All Grain Stout, Rye Pale Ale ||
sicklesr is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
slarkin712's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 685
Liked 41 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 6


There is some useful info. Chloride, sulfate, sodium, and chlorine levels are good to know. Given the ions provided and the pH you can make some poor guesses at the carbonate and other ion concentrations. You really need information on hardness and alkalinity. First thing is remove the chlorine. I don't remember the concentration at which it is detectable, but it's best to just remove it.

slarkin712 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 45
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1


For information on testing the hardness and alkalinity, check this out:


It's cheap and easy.

If you want to remove chlorine, you can simply just boil the water and it will evaporate.

slow_boat is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water report questions after reading water primer. tater140 Brew Science 11 03-07-2013 06:46 PM
chloramine in water (water quality report attached) Doctor_Wily Brew Science 18 11-26-2012 08:28 PM
Richmond, VA Water Report - Can't find the Ca or Mg in water report alers22 Brew Science 2 10-29-2012 01:00 PM
North Penn Water Authority (Montgomery Co., PA) Water Report lebshiff21 Brew Science 10 01-10-2012 07:38 PM
Water Engineering for PA : AJs Water Primer based on Ward Lab Report mrcastellino Brew Science 4 11-22-2011 03:55 AM