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Old 01-19-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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So Im no chemist and haven't really gotten to into caring about my water until just recently. Can anybody help me to understand my water and what I need to possibly do to it to make it better?





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Old 01-20-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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So Im no chemist and haven't really gotten to into caring about my water until just recently. Can anybody help me to understand my water and what I need to possibly do to it to make it better?
i'm sure you'll get some great feedback from Martin or AJ. But here's my .02.

That is pretty good brewing water, and pretty typical City water. You will want to boost your Calcium levels for sure with either Gypsum or Calcium Chloride. (Gypsum will also add Sulfides for accentuating hops, Cal. Chloride will add Chloride to add robustness to malty beers). Check out Yooper's sticky, that will really be helpful for you.

Also, your alkalinity is a bit high. You will want to us Bru'nWater to calculate the amount of acid to use in your mash. You could add a bit of RO/DI water to cut that down some, but it's not terrible.


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no problem. I'm no expert either, but I've done the reading (primer sticky and bru'nwater) and my water report is similar.

BTW- They don't mention Chlorine or Chloramine in your water report, but I would add 1 Campden Tablet per 20 gallons as well. Although it's not listed in this particular report, all city water will have one or the other (or both).

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Yeah I already do the campden but just wasnt sure on everything else.



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