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Old 05-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I have a water report from a few years ago before I started brewing. I have well water and the information on the report doesn't seem to jive with what's typically on a water report. Here's the information:
Hardness: 11.69 gpg as CaCO3
PH: 7.86 units
Iron: .050 ppm as Fe
Manganese: .06ppm as Mn
Tannin: 0ppm/tannic acid
Sodium Salt: 26 calc ppm as CaCO
TDS (total dissolved solids): 226 ppm as CaCO3
Turbidity: 0
Suspended Matter: 0
Iron Bacteria: 0
Odor: 0

Is this information useful? It doesn't seem to have the information that the EZ Water Calculator is looking for, namely calcium ppm, sodium ppm, chloride ppm, and sulfate ppm. Would I need to get a different water report if I wanted to start adjusting my water? Anything I can do, based on this report, for APAs and IPAs?

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Generally useless. You will need to dig deeper or get it tested yourself.

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I guess that's what I figured, but thanks for the feedback.

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