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Old 03-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #31
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Bellevue brewer, soon to be Sammamish brewer.

Just met up with H-ost last night for some homebrew trading, was definitely worth it. Looking forward to getting some of the area HBT'rs together.

 
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #32
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Federal Way here!
Yay! Federal Way here too. I'm extremely new to all of this. Made my very first batch of JAOM last weekend (1 gallon) and I am loving these forums :-) I'm going to make a vanilla mead this weekend.

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:18 AM   #33
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Seems like there are a quite a few of us south sound brewers active here! I'm in olympia. Check out the south sound suds society sometime. Good group of folks. I'm brewing tomorrow, so if anyone wants to do a swap pm me

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:45 AM   #34
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Seems like there are a quite a few of us south sound brewers active here! I'm in olympia.
Hey Grumpybumpy and others in the south sound... I can't believe I never thought to ask this before--does anyone have a water report for Olympia that they wouldn't mind sharing?

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #35
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Hey Grumpybumpy and others in the south sound... I can't believe I never thought to ask this before--does anyone have a water report for Olympia that they wouldn't mind sharing?
http://olympiawa.gov/city-utilities/...r-quality.aspx

I hope that will help you.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #36
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Thanks much, but that doesn't contain the items that brewers need--what I think they call the "aesthetic" aspects of drinking water. It's just the state-mandated toxicology report. I was thinking of a Ward Labs report.

I'll spring for the test myself, I've just been so busy. But when I can get around to ordering the test, I'll report back here with the results.

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:51 PM   #37
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As far as I can tell, our water is awesome untreated! Makes great dark beers for sure

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #38
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As far as I can tell, our water is awesome untreated! Makes great dark beers for sure
I've been pretty pleased with my beers as well, but I wondered if a gypsum addition would enhance the hop character of an APA or IPA. I planned to get the Ward Labs test before buying gypsum, in case the test indicates it's not needed.

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:39 PM   #39
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I take back what I said... I do add gypsum to my hoppy beers. Never bothered with chemistry otherwise

 
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #40
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I have made IIPA's without water treating. I am in Lacey I dont find issues with the city water. My buddy has well water he said his water needs treatment. Unless there's something I dont know about the city water?
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