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Old 02-08-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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trying to figure out how to read my local water report

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anyone??

what am I looking at mostly?
http://www.pennichuck.com/PDF%20WQR/...WaterWorks.pdf

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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Unfortunately it's a pretty useless report as it does not list either calcium, magnesium or alkalinity (bicarbonate). These are some of the most important parameters to a brewer.

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:16 AM   #3
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yeah i didnt see that, but didnt know if i missed that. How could I find this out?

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Municipal water reports only tell you that the water is safe to drink. If you want to find out your water's chemistry with regard to brewing you'll have to send a sample to a lab for analysis. Ward Labs was my choice. The W6 Household Mineral test is a great deal for $16.50. For $10 more the W5 Household Mineral test also includes iron and fluoride.

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