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Old 12-31-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Hey All,
Been looking at Water Chemistry and how it affects brewing, and I was curious if anyone local to the Denver Metro area had their water tested recently and wouldn't mind sharing the results (even for a price). You can get some of the information off of the DenverWater.org website, but it's not complete.

Figuring it couldn't hurt to ask

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Old 01-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten a report but the general consensus is that Denver area water is good to brew with. I'm in Littleton and I use tap water with camden tablets and my beers are just fine.

I've also heard that water reports are just a snap shot of your water because the mineral content changes throughout the year. I also know my water here could come from a couple different reservoirs based on time of year, rainfall, snowmelt, etc...

Remove the chlorine and chloromines and brew on!

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Old 01-06-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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Related question, but what are your evap rates? Just curious. I haven't measured yet but I intend to.

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Evap rates are dependant on the surface area of water, and would vary from pot to pot. I get about .9 gallons per hour in my 15 gallon pot, which I use simply to avoid boil overs.

As far as the water report stuff. I recognize that a water test is just a point in time thing, but it would give me a starting point. I realize that Denver Water is good for lots of stuff, but I'd just like to take things to the next level with water Chemistry, and I don't want to "over due it" if I can help it.

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Evap rates are dependant on the surface area of water, and would vary from pot to pot. I get about .9 gallons per hour in my 15 gallon pot, which I use simply to avoid boil overs.

As far as the water report stuff. I recognize that a water test is just a point in time thing, but it would give me a starting point. I realize that Denver Water is good for lots of stuff, but I'd just like to take things to the next level with water Chemistry, and I don't want to "over due it" if I can help it.
You can always buy distilled and build it how you want it.
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As far as the water report stuff. I recognize that a water test is just a point in time thing, but it would give me a starting point. I realize that Denver Water is good for lots of stuff, but I'd just like to take things to the next level with water Chemistry, and I don't want to "over due it" if I can help it.
From my understanding, the water chemistry changes depending on what part of the city you live in as well. I'd like to know more now that I have moved from Aurora to Denver.
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Really interesting article here on boiling points of water in Denver.

I'm always frustrated by my boil only being 202 degrees, but I guess that's pretty much boil point here in Denver.

http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/ask/?quid=1386

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