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Old 10-15-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
Oct 2006
La Vista NE
Posts: 3

I posted in introductions that I am converting to AG, batch sparging to start. The conventional wisdom is if your water tastes good, brew with it. Not really going to be fiddling with water as I start out in AG but would like to know what you all think.

Just got my water profile open for suggestions

Platte Plant South Monthly Averages

Source: Finished Water

Source: Finished Water

Temperature 22.3 o C
Turbidity (NTU) 0.09 Units
Total Organic Carbon 2.88 mg/L
Color 3 Units
Dissolved Oxygen (O2) 3.3 mg/L
Langelier Index 0.89
UV-ABS @ 254 nm 6.3 ABS/m
Specific Conductance @ 25 oC 600 mmhos
Dissolved Solids (Calculated) 409 mg/L

Silica (SiO2) 27 mg/L

pH 8.74 mg/L

Alkalinity (CaCO3)
Phenolphthalein (P) 7 mg/L
Total (M) 128 mg/L

Total Hardness (CaCO3) 128 mg/L
Carbonate 128 mg/L
Non-carbonate 0 mg/L

Nitrogen (N)
Ammonia 0.08 mg/L
Nitrite <0.05 mg/L
Nitrate 0.18 mg/L

Chlorine (Cl2)
Free Residual 0.00 mg/L
Total Residual 2.40 mg/L

Surfactants (MBAS) - mg/L

Radioactivity :
Gross Alpha & Beta - pCi/L
Iodine 131 - pCi/L
Radium 226 - pCi/L
Strontium 90 - pCi/L
Tritium - pCi/L
Cations :
Calcium (Ca) 37 mg/L
Magnesium (Mg) 9 mg/L
Sodium (Na) 67 mg/L
Potassium (K) 9 mg/L

Anions :
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 139 mg/L
Carbonate (CO3) 8.4 mg/L
Hydroxide (OH) - mg/L
Fluoride (F) 0.94 mg/L
Chloride (Cl) 68 mg/L
Bromide (Br) 0.02 mg/L
Nitrite (NO2) <0.20 mg/L
Nitrate (NO3) 0.80 mg/L
Phosphate-ortho (PO4) 0.52 mg/L
Sulfate (SO4) 42 mg/L

Trace Inorganics :
Aluminum (Al) <0.03 mg/L
Copper (Cu) - mg/L
Iron (Fe) <0.02 mg/L
Lithium (Li) - mg/L
Manganese (Mn) <0.02 mg/L
Strontium (Sr) - mg/L
Zinc (Zn) - mg/L

Antimony (Sb) - mg/L
Arsenic (As) - mg/L
Barium (Ba) - mg/L
Beryllium (Be) - mg/L
Cadmium (Cd) - mg/L
Chromium (Cr) - mg/L
Lead (Pb) - mg/L
Mercury (Hg) - mg/L
Nickel (Ni) - mg/L
Selenium (Se) - mg/L
Thallium (Tl) - mg/L

Organics :
Alachlor - mg/L
Atrazine - mg/L
Simazine - mg/

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Old 10-15-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
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Other than Pilsners, you're good to go. This is probably your biggest concern: pH 8.74 mg/L I'd use a buffering agent.
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:22 PM   #3
Sep 2006
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I'd use that water for medium colored beers.

For lighter colored beer, I'd use reverse osmosis filtered water, and for porters and stouts, I'd use spring water.

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