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Old 12-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Help reading a water report

I usually use my tap water for my brews because it tastes really good, but decided to have a look at the water report for my area to see if there wasn't anything (like chlorine levels) I should be worrying about.

The I realised I have no idea what I should be looking for.

Here's a link to the report; what should I be looking for?:

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/~/media/water%20quality/data/54/201309/water%20201210%20milngavie%20m3%20last%2012%20mont hs.pdf



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Old 12-23-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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You might want to check out Martin Brungards water knowledge page should give you some pointers, the speadsheet associated with that is also very useful.

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/water-knowledge

Some of the major ions you would be interested in are Calcium, Bicarbonate, Magnesium, Chloride, Sulphate, Sodium

Looks like on your report you have
Sodium 3.98
Sulphate 8.19
CHloride 5.48

Looks like you might want to email them for bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium.

I'd expect them to be pretty low, looks like you've got quite soft water which sounds about right, not too many chalk downlands in central scotland and i'd expect most of your water comes from river runoff, (upper clyde, reservoirs).



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Just wait a couple hours and Martin or AJ will sweep in here. Listen carefully and you might be able to hear one of them reading that water report aloud to themselves right now.

Props to both for their passion and generosity.

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Just wait a couple hours and Martin or AJ will sweep in here. Listen carefully and you might be able to hear one of them reading that water report aloud to themselves right now. Props to both for their passion and generosity.
Bumping incase the two gentlemen in question are about.

(Assuming AJ is male, big sorry if I'm wrong!)
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