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Old 08-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Brewing using de-ionized water

So, i totally forgot about the massive de-ionized water filtration system I have at my work, but now that I remember, I'd like to brew with it. Not a lot of info in reference to de-ionized water and brewing. What I've found is that it a little overboard as far as water purification, but I have access to it, and better yet, it's free.

I've done a little bit of research, and I've downloaded the spreadsheet from http://www.ezwatercalculator.com/

Does anyone know a base profile for DI water would be? Or would I have to send it to the lab?

This is probably a dumb question, but I gotta start somewhere....


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Old 08-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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So, i totally forgot about the massive de-ionized water filtration system I have at my work, but now that I remember, I'd like to brew with it. Not a lot of info in reference to de-ionized water and brewing. What I've found is that it a little overboard as far as water purification, but I have access to it, and better yet, it's free.

I've done a little bit of research, and I've downloaded the spreadsheet from http://www.ezwatercalculator.com/

Does anyone know a base profile for DI water would be? Or would I have to send it to the lab?

This is probably a dumb question, but I gotta start somewhere....


Thanks for reading.
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Just treat it as if it's distilled water and use the water primer sticky for instructions on additions.

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Just treat it as if it's distilled water and use the water primer sticky for instructions on additions.
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I know this is much later, but how did this work out for you? I have access to Millipore water and might try using it.

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It worked great

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So you used the millipore water and just did like the water primer 'baseline' said? So you did

"Baseline: Add 1 tsp of calcium chloride dihydrate to each 5 gallons of water treated. Add 2% sauermalz to the grist."?

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I have a resin/salt based water softener at home but ive been told here that it is not good for brewing because it puts a lot of Na (sodium i think) in the water. Maybe i can use it too?

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