High Alkalinity and High PH
I just reviewed my local water quality report and realized that I am dealing with a high alkaline level and high ph of my water. I have noticed that most of my brews always have some sort of weird flavor to them. I am curious if this could be a cause of this?
I am also in need of some advice on how resolve this without a complicated and expensive RO system. I would also like to avoid having to buy the water from the store to brew with for convenience reasons.
I know there are probably tons of posts that have a similar question as this however it seems every persons water is different so I thought I would get some advice on my specific numbers.
Here are my numbers:
Calcium (ppm) 11.24
Magnesium (ppm) 4.1855
Hardness (as CaCO3) 45.3
Sodium (ppm) 363.5
pH (ph units) 8.6
Total Alkalinity (as CaCO3) 318.5
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks