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Old 11-05-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hey all, hoping to tap into all the knowledge around here and get some thoughts on my water. I like to brew all kinds of different beers, stouts to BMC styles, so I am just wondering if anything seems out of the ordinary and should be addressed on a general level for brewing? All numbers are in mg/L (except pH of course!):

pH - 7.6
Alk Total - 104.3
Nitrate-N - 6.7
Chloride - 15.4
Calcium - 39.6
Potassium - 1.27
Magnesium - 15.4
Sodium - 5.5
Phosphorus - 0.027
Sulfate - 4.99
Hardness - 162

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me!

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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That is pretty good water for many styles. The Mg is slightly high, but is tolerable. The alkalinity is also a bit high, but again quite manageable with an acid addition.

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Awesome, glad to hear it looks pretty good as is! Thanks for the quick reply! I am just starting to look into water chemistry and actually downloaded your excel sheets the other night! There is a lot to take in but hopefully I will be able to wrap my head around it!

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