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dixosx 11-19-2012 09:04 PM

Ward Lab water report question
I ordered a Ward Lab kit to test my tap water. When I take the sample should I run it through a water purifier like if I were going to brew, or should I run it straight from the tap into the container?

ajdelange 11-20-2012 05:54 AM

Depends on what the purifier is. If it is just a carbon filter it doesn't matter as those don't effect the content of any ion that Ward Labs will check (or any other ion, really). If it is, conversely, an RO unit then you should send the water you are going to brew with though there really isn't much point in doing that unless you suspect there is something wrong with the system.

beergynt 11-20-2012 06:29 AM

I sent them my filtered water. Figured I might as well send them exactly what I use.

dixosx 11-20-2012 12:24 PM

Thanks I will send it unfiltered, as I do not have a RO filter. I just did not know if the standard household filters filtered out any of the ions.

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