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Old 04-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default North Penn Water Authority (Montgomery Co., PA) Water Report

After sending a simple email to the water authority, I got a fairly quick response with all of the pertinent water info for brewing!

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Ca:      31.5 mg/L
Mg:      9.17 mg/L
Na:      19.8 mg/L
SO4:     19.9 mg/L
Cl:      33.6 mg/L
HCO3:    98.2 mg/L
pH:      7.83
These numbers are specific to Skippack, PA; but if anyone else is in their service area, send an email to info@northpennwater.org and you should get a response in a day or two

Profile looks good for malty dark beers from what I've gathered on the forums, sound right?



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Old 04-16-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert on water properties, but I saw this and thought it might be helpful for you. Good Luck

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/ez-...dsheet-135095/


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Old 04-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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Great water. Definitely good for anything brown to black in color. You'll need to acidify for pale beers (almost everyone does) and you may want more sulfate for some beers.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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i've never really tried to get the water chemistry for the area (lansdale) but if it's that easy it's time to do it
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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i've never really tried to get the water chemistry for the area (lansdale) but if it's that easy it's time to do it
When you get it can you please post it to the forum.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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Make sure you send your street address to that email address. I guess they take readings at different spots in their area.
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I'm in Kulpsville (63 & Bustard Rd.) and I just got my results back from Ward in case anyone is interested. The values are ppm.

pH - 8.2
Sodium, Na - 37
Potassium, K - <1
Calcium, Ca - 94
Magnesium, Mg - 38
Total Hardness, CaCO3 - 393
Sulfate, SO4-S - 9
Chloride, Cl - 181
Carbonate, CO3 - 9
Bicarbonate, HCO3 - 169
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 - 154
Fluoride, F - 0.10
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Here are my past few from Ward for Ridley Park, PA...taken after a carbon filter:

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Here are my past few from Ward for Ridley Park, PA...taken after a carbon filter:

You might want to put this under a separate thread. Ridley Park folks probably wouldn't look in a North Penn Water thread.
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