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Old 07-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Apr 2009
Kingston, NY
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Hey I just moved to the area and was wondering if anyone uses the city water for brewing. I figure Davidson Brothers probably does and their beer is yummy but I didn't know if anyone made adjustments or whatnot. I googled for a water report but couldn't find anything helpful. Thanks

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
Aug 2011
Grand Rapids, MI
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Bottom of the page - it's a Word document. Looks ok to me, but I don't live there. How does it taste out of the sink?

You could also check with your LHBS and see what they say (if you don't get a good answer here).

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
Feb 2012
Los Angeles, CA
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Southern Saratoga County has crappy water, but I think Saratoga Springs and all points north are pretty good. If it tastes good out of the tap it should be fine to brew with.

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
Jul 2011
glens falls, ny
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Hey bwomp,

I haven't had a problem with city water. Seems ok for hoppy or malty beers. Just been brewing little over a year but I've been happy with the quality of my beers. Hard to read the city's water report no hardness/ calcium never called directly, heard sometimes the water engineers can answer questions better. If I send out water to Wards I 'll list the report.


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