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Old 07-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #21
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I've never had an infection issue and wash everything thoroughly before sanitizing. Not sure if it's a good sign or not but the starsan did clear up shortly after putting it in the air lock. I looked up how hard our water is online and it said it was 116-178ppm depending on when and where sample was taken. Average was 123.

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Old 07-30-2014, 04:37 PM   #22
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Oh, I would think your water is fine as is. I listened to a podcast with one of the starsan founders and he said only extremely hard water could be a problem. Most tap water should be fine. My HCO3 levels are around 355 ppm. I use a lot of RO for brewing to get that number down then add back the minerals I want. Madison water is a pretty bad for brewing without treatment. Cheers!

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