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Old 03-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Have another thread going about trying to figure out some beer issues and one of the things that has come up is my water profile. I figured before I went to the city I'd see if anyone in the Castle Rock area already had the water profile for our town and if they'd be willing to share it

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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I don't have the water profile, but from experience I brewed a blonde ale back in December just to see since it tasted fine and pH readings was right at 7pH. Since I use 5.2 pH stabilizer, I figured "Why not?".

The final results is that my blonde ale tasted like dirty dish water. Maybe it wasn't the water, maybe it was fermentation temperatures, or maybe it was a slight infection somewhere but I haven't used it since and haven't had that flavor issue since. I suggest if you do use it, filter it first.

Again, just my experience.

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. My issue is that almost every other beer I make seems to be lacking a "backbone", they basically taste like bitter water. I started a thread in the all grain section about it and a few people suggested the water so I might dig into that a bit more...

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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I dont know if you have already found what you were looking for but a quick googling of Castle Rock water quality resulted in this document from the city http://www.crgov.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=457

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I dont know if you have already found what you were looking for but a quick googling of Castle Rock water quality resulted in this document from the city http://www.crgov.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=457
I did find that but it seems to only have the "bad" stuff in it. It did have some contact info though that I'll use to try and track down a more detailed report.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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Just in case anyone cares, the lady I spoke with was very helpful but said that the city doesn't have a report with the data I need, they just do what the government requires which is the water quality report. She did provide me with a number for a local agency that you can send samples to and for a bit of money have them give you a report but I'm thinking I'll just go with some RO water from the store and build it up as needed.

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Thanks for the info. My issue is that almost every other beer I make seems to be lacking a "backbone", they basically taste like bitter water. I started a thread in the all grain section about it and a few people suggested the water so I might dig into that a bit more...
Not sure if you have the answers yet, but I have been brewing in Castle Rock for a year (about 40 batches). Straight from the faucet. I find the water fine and the beer to be very good and full body. I doubt it is the water. There is a club, the castle rock hoppers and they have a ton of experience. I am also looking into the water to try and advance my skills.
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