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Old 09-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Anybody in here brewing in Rock Island IL? I am about to do my first batch at my new house and i am wondering what adjustments need to be done to my water prior to brewing? I got a water report but it was a joke to say the least. Ive got a charcoal filter so the chloramine prob is covered but i dont no what kind of minerals i got going on. maybe im just good to go? any help would be awesome.

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Old 09-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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My town posts their annual water report on their website. Any chance Rock Island does the same? It's not the most detailed, but it did show mineral content.

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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You know ive never checked (duh). I'll give it a try and see what i find. thanks for pointing that out.

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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well here is what i found online... same thing they sent me... not so good

http://www.rigov.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=990

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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Well, that's pretty similar to the one I got. Out of curiosity, how does your water taste? I see there are chloramines there, but you said you have that licked. Besides that, I'm not sure how much else matters, assuming the water tastes ok out of the tap. I'm not a water quality expert, and I haven't even tried to adjust mine yet (there are just too many other variables for me to look at before water is addressed). Hopefully someone else will find this and be able to weigh in on what your potential problems are. I know you can also send a sample to Ward Labs and get a full brewing water profile (There is a cost, but I don't know what it is). Sorry I can't be more help. You could do a scaled down recipe just to do a trial run. That way, you can get an idea for what effect the water has, decide if it's even an issue, and you won't spend as much money.

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #6
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The water tastes very clean. I am a pool operator so i do have a few avenues for testing i just didnt want to have to go down that route. Im just gonna go for it on a half batch and see what shakes out. The ward labs idea might just be something i will want to do in the future so thanks for the idea.

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Good luck! It seems like water is usually not the first thing people worry about for off tastes. If sanitation and ferm temps are on point, then water can be looked at. Either way, a test run would be a great place to start. Let us know how it works out!

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Anybody in here brewing in Rock Island IL? I am about to do my first batch at my new house and i am wondering what adjustments need to be done to my water prior to brewing? I got a water report but it was a joke to say the least. Ive got a charcoal filter so the chloramine prob is covered but i dont no what kind of minerals i got going on. maybe im just good to go? any help would be awesome.
Im across the river from you, first what are you brewing and do you have a softner?
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If you've filtered your water for chlorine/chloramine, and it tastes good, then you are good to go! Enjoy your brewday.

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If you've filtered your water for chlorine/chloramine, and it tastes good, then you are good to go! Enjoy your brewday.
No not here, if you want a light beer it'll taste way off, water here is as hard as a rock, great for stouts, terrible for light beers.
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