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Old 07-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
ARittner
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Just got the Ward Lab report back for my well water. Of course, it came at 6PM on July 3rd, and I'm brewing tomorrow on the 4th when I won't be able to get anything to modify the water. Up until now, I've used either this water or bottled and had no issues, but I've also done partial mash, and tomorrow is my first all grain.

Putting aside adjusting to style, and just aiming for decent water for beer in general, anything I should be aware of or tweak in the future?

pH 6.7

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 101

Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.17

Cations / Anions, me/L 1.3/1.3

Sodium, Na 11

Potassium, K 2

Calcium, Ca 4

Magnesium, Mg 7

Total Hardness, CaCO3 39

Nitrate, NO3-N 2.3 (SAFE)

Sulfate, SO4-S 4

Chloride, Cl 17

Carbonate, CO3 <1

Bicarbonate, HCO3 27

Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 22

Total Phosphorus, P 1.18

Total Iron, Fe 0.13

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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No worries. This is very nice water. You would want to add some acidulated malt or some other source of acid for most beers (excepting dark ones) but you will no doubt be OK without.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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You're probably going to want to add some calcium. Mine was that low and I was having terrible efficiency problems. Added in some Calcium and BAM, problem solved.
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