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Old 10-15-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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I posted in introductions that I am converting to AG, batch sparging to start. The conventional wisdom is if your water tastes good, brew with it. Not really going to be fiddling with water as I start out in AG but would like to know what you all think.

Just got my water profile open for suggestions

METROPOLITAN UTILITIES DISTRICT OF OMAHA
REPORT OF WATER ANALYSIS
Platte Plant South Monthly Averages

Source: Finished Water

Source: Finished Water

Temperature 22.3 o C
Turbidity (NTU) 0.09 Units
Total Organic Carbon 2.88 mg/L
Color 3 Units
Dissolved Oxygen (O2) 3.3 mg/L
Langelier Index 0.89
UV-ABS @ 254 nm 6.3 ABS/m
Specific Conductance @ 25 oC 600 mmhos
Dissolved Solids (Calculated) 409 mg/L

Silica (SiO2) 27 mg/L

pH 8.74 mg/L

Alkalinity (CaCO3)
Phenolphthalein (P) 7 mg/L
Total (M) 128 mg/L

Total Hardness (CaCO3) 128 mg/L
Carbonate 128 mg/L
Non-carbonate 0 mg/L

Nitrogen (N)
Ammonia 0.08 mg/L
Nitrite <0.05 mg/L
Nitrate 0.18 mg/L

Chlorine (Cl2)
Free Residual 0.00 mg/L
Total Residual 2.40 mg/L

Surfactants (MBAS) - mg/L

Radioactivity :
Gross Alpha & Beta - pCi/L
Iodine 131 - pCi/L
Radium 226 - pCi/L
Strontium 90 - pCi/L
Tritium - pCi/L
Cations :
Calcium (Ca) 37 mg/L
Magnesium (Mg) 9 mg/L
Sodium (Na) 67 mg/L
Potassium (K) 9 mg/L

Anions :
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 139 mg/L
Carbonate (CO3) 8.4 mg/L
Hydroxide (OH) - mg/L
Fluoride (F) 0.94 mg/L
Chloride (Cl) 68 mg/L
Bromide (Br) 0.02 mg/L
Nitrite (NO2) <0.20 mg/L
Nitrate (NO3) 0.80 mg/L
Phosphate-ortho (PO4) 0.52 mg/L
Sulfate (SO4) 42 mg/L

Trace Inorganics :
Aluminum (Al) <0.03 mg/L
Copper (Cu) - mg/L
Iron (Fe) <0.02 mg/L
Lithium (Li) - mg/L
Manganese (Mn) <0.02 mg/L
Strontium (Sr) - mg/L
Zinc (Zn) - mg/L

Antimony (Sb) - mg/L
Arsenic (As) - mg/L
Barium (Ba) - mg/L
Beryllium (Be) - mg/L
Cadmium (Cd) - mg/L
Chromium (Cr) - mg/L
Lead (Pb) - mg/L
Mercury (Hg) - mg/L
Nickel (Ni) - mg/L
Selenium (Se) - mg/L
Thallium (Tl) - mg/L

Organics :
Alachlor - mg/L
Atrazine - mg/L
Simazine - mg/

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Old 10-15-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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Other than Pilsners, you're good to go. This is probably your biggest concern: pH 8.74 mg/L I'd use a buffering agent.

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Old 10-21-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'd use that water for medium colored beers.

For lighter colored beer, I'd use reverse osmosis filtered water, and for porters and stouts, I'd use spring water.

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