Fairly new poster here, but I like all the good info and discussion.
I've brewed for about 5 years and as I prepare to make the transition from extract to all grain, I'm also reading up more about water and how to adjust it for taste depending on what style of beer you're after. I've used both bottled and tapwater over the years, both with good results tastewise (and only a couple of major problems in 20+ batches).
If it works out, I'd like to save a few bucks and use more (boiled) tapwater in the future. I got a city water report and found a place online to plug in those figures into a chart to adjust the water using salts, baking soda, etc.
I'd love to some opinions on both options (tap vs. bottled). Considering my past success, tap seems like a decent option, but I also want to keep improving the quality of my brews. Anyone use tapwater and go off info from their local water reports? My city's water quality was rated very highly recently, so it's tempting. My biggest concern is that some of the ranges for a couple of elements in the report were pretty big, so I'm concerned that I may miss my mark with additives and throw off the flavor.
So am I best off using bottled water and if so, I take it I'll probably need to use additives to that depending on the style I'm looking for to get the optimum taste. Is that right?