Suggestions on building my water please
Here's my water report...
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 83
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.14
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.5 / 1.5
Sodium, Na 10
Potassium, K 1
Calcium, Ca 14
Magnesium, Mg 3
Total Hardness, CaCO3 48
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S < 1
Chloride, Cl 1
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 91
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 75
Looks like some Gypsum is in order, and I need to bring the Magnesium up. I'm also thinking I should try to get the Sodium up a little bit, but I'm not sure. This is from a well in the Sierra Nevada foothills, seems like a good base to build on. My beers have always been pretty decent and some have been excellent, but they always seem to be missing something.
I mostly brew IPA's but lately I have been leaning towards brewing more Pilsners & German styles.
Anyhow, I'd love to hear some opinions on how I should build this up.
Bottled: Blackberry Mead
On Deck: Pilsener, Brown, Barleywine, Coffee Porter