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Old 04-29-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
Dec 2006
vernon bc canada
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hi there i usually use bottled spring water to brew beer but i finally got a water profile from the district is it ok to brew with

Alkalinity (total) /mg/L as CaCO3 /108

Calcium (total) /mg/L /33
Chloride / mg/L /6.5
Colour (total) / mg/L /<5
Conductivity /umhos/cm /285
Hardness / mg/L as CaCO3 /118
Lead (total) /mg/L /<0.001
Magnesium (total) /mg/L /8.6
Mercury (total) /mg/L /<0.0002
Nitrate /mg/L as N /<0.01
Nitrite /mg/L as N /<0.01
Sodium (total) /mg/L /14
Sulphate /mg/L / 32

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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Here's what I came up with using the nomograph from

So, unmodified, your water is ideal for darker brews.

Fortunately, your water is low in almost EVERYTHING, so you can really change it's profile easily by adding brewing salts.
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