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Old 03-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Water Report from Ward Labs

First a thumbs up for Ward Labs. Water report was done promptly & price was right.

Here's a summary of my report:

PH: 8.1
TDS: 160
Na: 28
K: 2
Ca: 15
Mg: 8
Total Hardness: 71
Cl: 6
Sulfate: 2
CO3: 6
HCO3: 139
CaCO3: 123


According to Wards, I have soft water!! On the upper end of the scale and not exactly Pilsen water chemistry, but a surprise considering that my water comes from a 600 ft. drilled well. I used BeerTools Pro & the water witch spreadsheet to adjust the chemistry of my latest brew (Munich Dunkel), but according to this profile, I should be able to brew a decent Pilsner with this water.... or am I mis-understanding the whole water chemistry thing? I've read & re-read Palmer, but I just don't get it.

Any feedback / help is appreciated.

Thanks


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