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Old 06-06-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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So I am looking to brew some German lagers in the near future and am looking into water options. I don't know my water report, but I know my water is very hard and filled with minerals. My grocery store has a glacier water machine, and I was wondering how effective the following process would be at softening/ridding the water of minerals, organics, and other water stuff.



here is there site:
http://www.glacierwater.com/quality.htm

Would this kind of process work well for lighter lagers



 
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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I would think so. I believe you would want to add something to soften the water though. Someone who does light lagers may add more.


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Old 06-06-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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The RO would pretty much strip everything out. You would need to add some nutrients back in, or just cut your tap water 25/75 or 50/50 with it.

If you haven't made one with just tap water I'd say try that first, and if you feel you need to then start cutting it 50/50

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
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I brew all my beers with tap water, however, I brew mostly English style brews where hard water is a plus. I think I will cut my tap water 25/75 with the glacier.

 
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