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Old 08-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Hey everybody in Evanston, IL, I have the water report for all the minerals and whatnot...

pH: 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids: 214 (units?)
Electrical Conductivity: 0.36 mS/cm
Cations/Anions: 3.6/3.2 me/L

Sodium, Na: 11 ppm
Potassium, K: 1 ppm
Calcium, Ca: 41 ppm
Magnesium, Mg: 12 ppm
Total Hardness, CaCO3: 153
Nitrate, NO3: 0.2 ppm
Sulfate, SO4: 9 ppm
Chloride, Cl: 13 ppm
Carbonate, CO3: < 1 ppm (undetectable)
Bicarbonate, HCO3: 136 ppm
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3: 112

Looks pretty good for brewing right?

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Old 08-14-2009, 02:04 AM   #2
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It looks alot like mine. The only difference is that you will have a more malty flavor because you have a chloride to sulfate ration above 1. Mine is about .5

Your water is fine.

 
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Hey everybody in Evanston, IL, I have the water report for all the minerals and whatnot...

pH: 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids: 214 (units?)
Electrical Conductivity: 0.36 mS/cm
Cations/Anions: 3.6/3.2 me/L

Sodium, Na: 11 ppm
Potassium, K: 1 ppm
Calcium, Ca: 41 ppm
Magnesium, Mg: 12 ppm
Total Hardness, CaCO3: 153
Nitrate, NO3: 0.2 ppm
Sulfate, SO4: 9 ppm
Chloride, Cl: 13 ppm
Carbonate, CO3: < 1 ppm (undetectable)
Bicarbonate, HCO3: 136 ppm
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3: 112

Looks pretty good for brewing right?
Hi, I am another avid home brewer in Evanston. Or at least I would to think so

I pulled down the most recent water report, and I don't see all of the stats there. Some does not match with what you have.
It is located here: http://www.cityofevanston.org/assets...y%20Report.pdf

Although I am on my 6th batch and have not had a bad tasting one yet. So I would say our water is pretty good. I do a boil of the entire amount of water. That may help.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:51 AM   #4
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Hi, I am another avid home brewer in Evanston. Or at least I would to think so

I pulled down the most recent water report, and I don't see all of the stats there. Some does not match with what you have.
It is located here: http://www.cityofevanston.org/assets...y%20Report.pdf

Although I am on my 6th batch and have not had a bad tasting one yet. So I would say our water is pretty good. I do a boil of the entire amount of water. That may help.
The city's water report does not contain all the info I posted. I got the water tested by Ward labs.

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