Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > Water Help...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
Apoxbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 538
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Water Help...

Sorry for yet another thread on water but wanted some opinions on the water I'm using to brew. Here's the vitals:

Bicarbonate: 58ppm
Calcium: 7ppm
Chloride: 2ppm
Magnesium: 3ppm
Sodium: 6ppm
Sulfate: .54ppm
pH: 7.59
Alkalinity @ CaCO3: 47ppm
Hardness @ CaCO3: 30ppm

I'm not sure about the pH, Alkalinity, & Hardness part... but on the others, it looks to me like everything is rather low. Time to start adding things to the water???

__________________
Apoxbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
ajdelange
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: McLean/Ogden, Virginia/Quebec
Posts: 5,662
Liked 537 Times on 440 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

No. This water is pretty good just as it is. If you brew a lot of British style ales or American style where you want to assert hops you can add some gypsum - do it incrementally on successive brews until you get the hops qualities you want.

For many lagers you will want to cut this with some RO or DI water. See the Primer.

If and when you decide to get into advanced water treatment you can ask about how to tailor this water to match a particular ion profile.

__________________
ajdelange is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North Penn Water Authority (Montgomery Co., PA) Water Report lebshiff21 Brew Science 11 04-30-2014 10:13 PM
Water test results with old and new water filter nilo Brew Science 11 01-01-2014 09:26 PM
IPA water recipe - adjusting high bicarbonate water conpewter Brew Science 19 10-01-2010 05:29 PM
Water adjustment - Austin, TX water chloramines pale ale anastasis Brew Science 4 04-02-2010 05:31 PM
Tucson, AZ water profile results from water dept. herbler Brew Science 40 02-02-2010 04:31 PM