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Old 04-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-14-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-14-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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Who does that? Local water utility company?

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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.

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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.

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Interested to see what comes of this.

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I would say it would be pretty grainy to drink.

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