So I had been reading about water and how to adjust your water for a couple weeks awhile back.
I watched Bobby_M's water primer video. I messed around with the old spreadsheet and had come up with what I thought I needed to adjust my water.
Then the game changed with EZ water calculator 2.0. A lot of the stuff emphasized on the spreadsheet was taken out all together and the focus looks to have shifted to mash PH. ......... I guess maybe I really didn't understand this water thing as much as I thought.
Below is my info as entered into the calculator for the furious clone recipe.
A couple of facts ......
I just used the standard chicago water profile in beer smith.
I haven't gotten a water report for my actual water. I am from Aurora Illinois. I don't know if anyone on here has gotten a report and would care to share it?
Also, I have made some very good (award winning) pale ales and pale IPA's but every time I try to brew something above 8 SRM (rough estimate) I end up with some astringency and less than stellar beer.
I'm not sure if this could be due to a water issue or if it might have been procedural.
Anyways if anyone could take a look and make recommendations on how to adjust to build some water for a solid IPA it would be appreciated.