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Old 03-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Quick Water Advice

I just received my water report, and was wondering if there is any cause for concern. Can someone take a look and make any recommendations? Ive made two extract brews and both ended up with an astringent taste...Im trying to rule out the water (I used campdon tablets to treat the water before I started even though we have a brand new whole house water filter that treats for the chlorine). Is there such a thing as too much campdon?

pH 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 448
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.75
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.8 / 8.1


Sodium, Na 15ppm
Potassium, K 1ppm
Calcium, Ca 83ppm
Magnesium, Mg 47ppm

Total Hardness, CaCO
3 403ppm
Nitrate, NO3-N 4.3ppm (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 6ppm
Chloride, Cl 36ppm

Carbonate, CO
3 < 1ppm
Bicarbonate, HCO3 389ppm
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 319ppm
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