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Old 03-19-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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I have been boiling my water the night before to burn off chlorine for brewing. I just discovered an artesian well park within a few miles from my house. I used it last weekend to provide my water for a British IPA and the Mash PH was perfect right out of the TUN without having to add anything.

If I have not add anything for mashing, should I have to add acid to the sparge water? I am fly sparging? Is there any other considerations with this water. Here is a link to historic sampling of the well.

http://www.slcgov.com/utilities/PDF%...ell%202007.pdf

http://www.slcgov.com/utilities/ud_8...esian_well.htm

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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I think the water is fine for brewing.

It seems like you might want to stick around an SRM of 20 to 25.

If you nail your mash water with like 3ml of lactic acid and your sparge water with 4ml you should be able to mash something along the lines of 10 to 15 SRM.

If you use 33% distilled water for your mash then you should be able to hit the 17 to 20 SRM range just fine.


Here, I am assuming you mash with 3 gallons and sparge with 4 gallons.


google the ezwatercalc website.

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If the water is dead on in the mash without adding anything, I would assume you probably don't need to add anything to the sparge water, either.

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