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Old 01-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default My water report

so here is the data for the important minerals
Ca: 32
Mg: 12
Na: 61
Cl: 75
SO4: 58
CaCO3: 86
the disinfectant residuals are as follows (in PPB)
Bromate 8
Chloramines (G) 2.1
haloacetic acids 4
total trihalomethanes 22

I am going to start doing all grain, how well will this water do? I am assuming I will need to us a campden tablet for the Chloramines but how much?

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Old 01-21-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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Straight from the Wiki:

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Home brewers use reducing agents such as sodium metabisulfite or potassium metabisulfite to remove chloramine from brewing liquor as it, unlike chlorine, cannot be removed by boiling (A.J. DeLange). Residual sodium can cause off flavors in beer (See Brewing, Michael Lewis) so potassium metabisulfite is preferred.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:35 AM   #3
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One campden tablet treats 20 gallons of water; I prep 10 gallons of water for a 5 gallon batch with 1/2 tablet, crushed between two spoons and stirred into the water while it's heating.
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