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Old 09-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
May 2011
Millburn, NJ
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Ward Labs Homebrewers Water Report - Millburn / Shorthills New Jersey 2012

How bad is this water?

Ph 7.7

Sodium 33
Potassium 2
Calcium 47
Magnesium 14
Total Hardness 176

Sulfate (SO4 - S) 20
Chloride 69
Carbonate (CO3) <1
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 116
Total Alkalinity 95

TDS 301
Electrical Conductivity 0.50
Cations / Anions 5.0 / 5.2
Nitrate 0.6 (SAFE)

This is from a different website - from the water company
Chlorine: 0.41 - 0.67 average
Chloramine: 0.6 - 1.1

To determine how much of a Campden tablet to add, do I sum Chlorine and Chloramine and get 1.75?

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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You can add a whole campden tablet for 20 gallons, or even 10 gallons if you want, slight overdosing won't hurt

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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Its not horrible. The chloride and sulfate values are moderate, so some thought on additional chloride or sulfate needs to be provided. Don't overdo it!

The alkalinity is a little high and probably needs neutralization for some beers. Visit the Water Knowledge page on the Bru'n Water website to start understanding what you should and shouldn't do to your water.
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