Originally Posted by mabrungard
Artesian water is no guarantee that it is perfect for mash chemistry. That water may be right for one beer and poor for another style or it may not be good for anything. https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/
Thanks for the info. Yep I meant de_ionized water. I wrote this post from work where i was without my brewing books. I was in a rush just to get info before heading home passing by the well.
I know the artesian well water works well for my styles (british). I submited a water report here last year and got the thumbs up on the water.
A brewing friend works for the dept that tests the water, he says it is really heavy in minerals. I used to test the ph but found it close to perfect each time and now just go with it. I was well read last year on chemistry but have gotten lazy and stupid. Thanks for the reminder that this water won't work for some of the different styles I have coming up.
If I am going to pay more attention to water chemistry I need something besides those cheap test strips.