after brewing 7-8 extract brews, i wanted to try something a little different, so i ordered up a few all grain kits from northern brewer, and am going to attempt my first biab session. i've been doing as much reading as i can on the subject and think i have all the hardware required, but i am a little worried about the water situation.
water seems to be a little more important when it comes to all grain, and i have never treated my water before. should i be concerned about my water, or just use what i have? i have used distilled/tap/and recently a local spring fed water supply. the ph on the spring fed is 8.3, with a total hardness of 220ppm (tested in the lab at work).
if there is anything else i should look out for before i jump into this, a heads up would be great. thanks for any input in advance, i realize there are a ton of topics on water, i am still trying to sort through them all and learn as much as i can.
edit: i have 3 northern brewer all grain kits on hand. the dead ringer ipa, caribou slobber, and cream ale. my brew kettle is a ten gallon mega pot style with a turkey fryer burner.