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dragonlor20 03-02-2010 07:42 AM

San Diego, CA Water Profile
 
Hello,

I have noticed quite a few brewers in the San Diego area. Does anyone have a water profile handy for San Diego? The last one available online seems to be from 2008 and does not give Calcium or Magnesium or Bicarbonate...

Thanks!
Scott

BrianTheBrewer 03-02-2010 07:47 AM

Scott, great question I would love to know as well as I am moving there in the next two months.

schristian619 03-02-2010 08:46 PM

I don't know about our specific profile. It depends on what part of SD you are in since we get our water from 3 or 4 different sources. But I know Ballast Point uses tap water through a charcoal house filter, which is what I do for most of my beers (all my american styles). I remember reading somewhere that Stone uses a London based water profile. But regardless, our water is good for brewing american style ales, just filter it.

dragonlor20 03-02-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schristian619 (Post 1919298)
I don't know about our specific profile. It depends on what part of SD you are in since we get our water from 3 or 4 different sources. But I know Ballast Point uses tap water through a charcoal house filter, which is what I do for most of my beers (all my american styles). I remember reading somewhere that Stone uses a London based water profile. But regardless, our water is good for brewing american style ales, just filter it.

I'm in Mission Valley, do you know how they break down the water distribution? Apparently there are three locations Alvarado, Miramar, and Otay. But they don't break it down as much as I need. You can read the 2008 Annual Drinking Water Report here: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/qualit...aterqual08.pdf

schristian619 03-02-2010 09:06 PM

Well, according to that file, it looks like mission valley is covered by the Alvarado facility. I remember looking at that a while ago and discovered the same thing. I know there are places that you can send in a sample and they will break it down for you, but I forget the names of the companies. If you do a search on here, you should be able to find it.

Freezeblade 03-03-2010 01:33 AM

Ca++: 37
CO3--: 0 ?
Cl-: 95
Mg++: 18
Na+: 83
SO4--: 160

It's pretty close to the same from most of the treatment plants. just remember to remove chloromine, that stuff's evil.

ScaerCroe 08-25-2010 06:17 PM

Just moved here and looking to start brewing again. Is the easiest/cheapest way just to use a Brita water filter to remove this stuff?

TomSD 08-25-2010 07:05 PM

I have Palomar Spring Water deliver to my house. I already use it for my water so a couple extra 5 gal jugs a month for brewing/soda is no biggie and it tastes pretty good. Not sure the profile on it though.

schristian619 08-25-2010 11:11 PM

I use a house/RV filter system. You can get a put-together version at Home Brew Mart, or piece it together yourself (when I was looking it came out to about the same price). It would take forever to filter through a Brita.

EricT 08-26-2010 04:26 AM

Theres a place called the water store in La Mesa, I'm sure there are more around the city, but it only cost me .25 a gallon and its RO. I been using it since I started brewing and it makes god beer. I dont think I can filter my own water cheaper than what they do so... I'll stick with them.


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