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Old 04-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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hi all, i have recently received a local water profile nut i can't figure out which relates to bicarbonates, i can't figure out how to attach the file so i'll write the info, all numbers are in grams per m3

ph 7.5
total alkalinity as cac03 24
dissolved calcium 8.17
dissolved magnesium 0.5
total hardness as cac03 22
dissolved sodium 1.05
dissolved potassium 0.34
dissolved lithium 0.0004
nitrate-n 0.05
chloride 0.9
sulphate 4.5
approximate total dissolved 38


any suggestions appreciated,
i'm also just getting into partial mash recipes-any suggestions which beer style would be best suited to this profile?

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Since you have very soft water, you can build it to match any beer style! You want to have about 50-100ppm calcium for healthy yeast. For hoppy beer, add gypsum; for malty beer, add calcium chloride; for dark beer add chalk (generally speaking). Check out this calculator:
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hi,
thanks for the info,
i was thinking of trying a lager once winter settles in, and seeing as though my profile is good for lagers...

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