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Old 07-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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As an FYI for those that want to but haven't, this is a public service announcement on just what and how to do it. Free Sampling Supplies and Free Shipping to them are explained.

Go to Ward Labs:
Ward Laboratories, Agricultural Testing, Consulting, Kearney, Nebraska

-click on 'Fee Schedule'

-click on 'Water Analysis'

-note W-5 (Household Mineral Test) $16.50 and W-6 (Household Complete Mineral Test) $26.50

Now go to 'About Us'

-click 'General Information'

>at the fourth heading down in blue 'Sample Supplies',
-click 'Sampling Supplies' link

>at second heading 'Water', enter number of bottles needed (number of tests)


>at heading 'Miscellaneous'

-enter '1' at 'Small Shipping Boxes (6x6x6)' (I put two bottles in one box with my bubble wrap)

-enter '1' at Shipping Labels (pre-paid USPS)

Follow directions on the bottle and from online, write on bottle(s) with a sharpie: the name of sample, and your name and address

pack in box and take to the post office.

Results can be shown online if requested, but snail mail gave me results within a week. >Options for results are at the Fifth heading in 'General Information',
-'Reporting Options':

"We have several options for receiving your results. All reports will be mailed by 1st class mail, unless instructed otherwise. Other options include:

Faxing Only
Mail and FAX
E-mail
Online"



I got two Complete tests one for 'filtered cold', and the other was 'hot softened', just to know what I actually have for water at my house.
I got the iron levels too, for the extra 10 bucks....$53 bucks total, no charge for postage or supplies, and I called after I received the results and invoice, and paid via CC.

It need only cost you $16.50 for a test of your brewing water.

Hope this helps you in making the plunge.


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Old 07-26-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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If you don't feel like waiting for the supplies to come in, an Arrowhead (or other soft-plastic 1 pint bottle) just fits in the smallest Priority flat-rate USPS box. I had my results back 2 days after sending in the sample.



 
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #3

Good info, Henry.

Since my local water report is worthless, I'm sending in a sample for analysis. Building custom water intrigues me, and it's the next step in my brewing.

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
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You're welcome Flyangler18; I try to provide helpful info for those that haven't made it to where I have yet.

When I saw that Bobby paid shipping, I suggested then I should do a 'how to' thread on this to get people over the 'hesitation' hurdle.

And since 'Brew Science' has become the common sub-forum for water profile queries, it seemed only right that I put it here.

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #5

Keep the OT and name calling out of the Brew Science forum.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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I checked off "prepaid shipping label" and they sent a regular printed label. That's why I paid to ship the sample.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #7
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What is the difference between the test bottles and the sterile bottles? Which is better to use? Why would I not get the sterile one?

 
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Sterile is for bacterial testing.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #9
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Good info, thanks!

I have been to the site several times and I still never knew you could have them send you all the sampling and shipping supplies.

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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Yeah, it's there but finding it all is not easy.

I'm stupid; it helps me when somebody can say 'do this, don't do that'.

Thanks for your intervention, bradsul.


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