Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > North Penn Water Authority (Montgomery Co., PA) Water Report
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
lebshiff21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Skippack, PA
Posts: 95
Likes Given: 1

Default North Penn Water Authority (Montgomery Co., PA) Water Report

After sending a simple email to the water authority, I got a fairly quick response with all of the pertinent water info for brewing!

Code:
Ca:      31.5 mg/L
Mg:      9.17 mg/L
Na:      19.8 mg/L
SO4:     19.9 mg/L
Cl:      33.6 mg/L
HCO3:    98.2 mg/L
pH:      7.83
These numbers are specific to Skippack, PA; but if anyone else is in their service area, send an email to info@northpennwater.org and you should get a response in a day or two

Profile looks good for malty dark beers from what I've gathered on the forums, sound right?
__________________

lebshiff21 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
reLAXin230
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Morristown, NJ
Posts: 19
Default

I'm not an expert on water properties, but I saw this and thought it might be helpful for you. Good Luck

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/ez-...dsheet-135095/

__________________
reLAXin230 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
remilard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,655
Liked 38 Times on 37 Posts

Default

Great water. Definitely good for anything brown to black in color. You'll need to acidify for pale beers (almost everyone does) and you may want more sulfate for some beers.

__________________
remilard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
kezgin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: pa
Posts: 62
Default

i've never really tried to get the water chemistry for the area (lansdale) but if it's that easy it's time to do it

__________________
kezgin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
Ty5592
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kezgin View Post
i've never really tried to get the water chemistry for the area (lansdale) but if it's that easy it's time to do it
When you get it can you please post it to the forum.
__________________
Ty5592 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
lebshiff21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Skippack, PA
Posts: 95
Likes Given: 1

Default

Make sure you send your street address to that email address. I guess they take readings at different spots in their area.

__________________
lebshiff21 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
MisterGreen
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 177
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I'm in Kulpsville (63 & Bustard Rd.) and I just got my results back from Ward in case anyone is interested. The values are ppm.

pH - 8.2
Sodium, Na - 37
Potassium, K - <1
Calcium, Ca - 94
Magnesium, Mg - 38
Total Hardness, CaCO3 - 393
Sulfate, SO4-S - 9
Chloride, Cl - 181
Carbonate, CO3 - 9
Bicarbonate, HCO3 - 169
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 - 154
Fluoride, F - 0.10

__________________
MisterGreen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2010, 06:54 PM   #8
dstar26t
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridley Park, PA
Posts: 1,160
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Here are my past few from Ward for Ridley Park, PA...taken after a carbon filter:

__________________

Next: Heavy Hopper v2
Fermenting: RIS, Barrel Fermented Dreg Lambic, Brett Trois Helles, Carrot Blossom Cedar Mead
Drinking: Dusseldorf Altbier v5, Oktoberfest v5, Dopplebock v2, Cider, Rye Berliner Weisse, Sauerkraut Fermented Gose, Lambic, Brett Trois IPA, Brett Blonde, Kriek, Saison, Sour Blonde, RIS
Barrel aged: RIS, Rye Barleywine, Tripel

dstar26t is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2010, 07:07 PM   #9
MisterGreen
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 177
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dstar26t View Post
Here are my past few from Ward for Ridley Park, PA...taken after a carbon filter:

You might want to put this under a separate thread. Ridley Park folks probably wouldn't look in a North Penn Water thread.
__________________
MisterGreen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2010, 07:22 PM   #10
dstar26t
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridley Park, PA
Posts: 1,160
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts

Default

true

__________________

Next: Heavy Hopper v2
Fermenting: RIS, Barrel Fermented Dreg Lambic, Brett Trois Helles, Carrot Blossom Cedar Mead
Drinking: Dusseldorf Altbier v5, Oktoberfest v5, Dopplebock v2, Cider, Rye Berliner Weisse, Sauerkraut Fermented Gose, Lambic, Brett Trois IPA, Brett Blonde, Kriek, Saison, Sour Blonde, RIS
Barrel aged: RIS, Rye Barleywine, Tripel

dstar26t is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hows my water look? dont really understand the water report ekjohns General Beer Discussion 3 03-30-2010 06:52 PM
maybe i don't know enough, but...(water report) Donner Brew Science 13 09-18-2009 04:22 AM
Can someone help me with my water report? Ryan_PA All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 05-13-2008 05:30 PM
Using a water report for spring water. bearymore All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 04-22-2008 05:51 PM
Water report david_42 Recipes/Ingredients 0 05-09-2006 11:29 PM