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Old 07-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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first of all a am sorry but i think i developed a slight OCD brewing problem.
i am brewing tomorrow and i have 6 kinds of water to choose from and only
epsom salt to adjust the profiles.
my big question is which water would you choose for an sierra nevada pale ale(with only epsom to work with):

water 1:

hco3: 354
mg: 25.8
na: 15.9
so4: 20.5
ci: 8
ca: 73.9
ph: 7.4

water 2:

hco3: 10
mg: 16
na: 5
so4: 18
ci: 170
ca: 80
ph: 6.8


water 3:

hco3: 236
mg: 31
na: 46
so4: 28
ci: 80
ca: 62
ph: 7.9


water 4:

hco3: 311
mg: 29.2
na: 6.3
so4: 4.1
ci: 2.4
ca: 50.1
ph: 7.45

water 5:

hco3: 260
mg: 16
na: 9
so4: 7
ci: 19
ca: 70
ph: 7.5

water 6:

hco3: 198
mg: 18
na: 32
so4: 6
ci: 24
ca: 26
ph: 7.8

hope someone could help me

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:43 AM   #2
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I like 4 and 5 for reasonable carbonate with low sodium, but you are seriously OCD here.

Which one tastes gooder to drink?

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