Water Report - Whats my water good for? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > Water Report - Whats my water good for?
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 268
Liked 24 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default Water Report - Whats my water good for?

I just received these numbers from my water company. I am reading up on what the numbers mean and making changes to the water to meet the needs of certain style.

I was wondering, as is, what style(s) my water is suited for at these current levels right out of the tap?

Sodium - Approximately 17 mg/L
Calcium - Approximately 17 mg/L as total calcium
Magnesium _ 5 mg/L as total magnesium
Nitrate - 0.38 mg/L
Sulfate - Approximately 44 mg/L
Chloride - Approximately 28 mg/L
Bicarbonate - Water hardness 50-73 mg/L or 2.9 - 4.3 grains as Calcium Carbonate
Total Alkalinity - 17-29 mg/L

Thanks for any help.

argyle is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: McLean/Ogden, Virginia/Quebec
Posts: 8,635
Liked 1266 Times on 974 Posts
Likes Given: 38


Your water is suited for almost anything without further treatment. See the Primer in the Stickies.

Depending on your tastes and the style of beer you wish to brew the sulfate may be a bit high (or, again, depending on taste it may be low) and you will, in many cases, benefit from addition of calcium salts
ajdelange is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Water Report. Good or Bad dstranger99 Brew Science 5 02-27-2013 02:32 PM
Richmond, VA Water Report - Can't find the Ca or Mg in water report alers22 Brew Science 2 10-29-2012 01:00 PM
IL water report is this good or bad? reinstone Brew Science 3 01-13-2012 05:25 PM
Water Engineering for PA : AJs Water Primer based on Ward Lab Report mrcastellino Brew Science 4 11-22-2011 04:55 AM
My water report - What style of beer is it good for brewing? cootr_brn General Techniques 6 02-05-2009 07:58 PM

Forum Jump