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John Long 04-14-2010 07:59 PM

Glacial silt brewing
Happy Spring everyone!

How many minerals can yeast tolerate? I'm going to brew an ale this Summer while working on Mt. Rainier using the mountain's glacial runoff. I don't know the chemistry of the water but it's cloudy with minerals. At some points the water looks identical to skim milk.

What do you think will happen? Will my yeast just die?


ChshreCat 04-14-2010 08:01 PM

I'd say get a sample and send it in for a water report. Can't tell what it'll do until you know just what's in it.

John Long 04-14-2010 08:04 PM

Who does that? Local water utility company?

ChshreCat 04-14-2010 08:16 PM

You may find somewhere locally that will do it. Maybe the WSU cooperative extension in your area can help. Many folks on here send theirs in to Ward Labs.

Mongo64 04-14-2010 09:14 PM

What does this water look like if you let it sit for 2 weeks? I'd bet that it clears itself of silt pretty well.

erock2112 04-14-2010 09:34 PM

Interested to see what comes of this.

Special Hops 04-14-2010 09:51 PM

I would say it would be pretty grainy to drink.

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