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  1. K

    Water issues

    Hello everyone, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Recently Ive been trying to narrow down all the issues with my brews and one of the biggest ones that I recently realized is water. I come from Lithuania and we have REALLY hard water. My tap water is very heavy with hco3 being in the 300mg/l . The...
  2. B

    Interpreting Ward Labs Water Test Results

    Hello all, I recently received the results for my well water test from Ward Labs. Can anyone tell me how to interpret them for adjustment prior to brewing? Reading through some older posts, it looks like there might be some website or program we can use where we input the Ward Labs data and...
  3. rgregoryirving

    Understanding North Jersey Water Report

    I've finally decided that I'd like to start venturing into water chemistry in the pursuit of better beer. That being said, I feel like I'm drinking from a fire hydrant with all of the information out there and some of it is hard to interpret. Attached is a copy of the most recent water report...
  4. RedlegEd

    Tennessee - Water Analysis for Collierville, TN

    Hi all. It's been about four years, so I just got my second water analysis from Ward Labs for Collierville city water. I'm happy to share with anyone in this area who is brewing whole grain. Ed https://www.dropbox.com/s/vx5ftash2k7hy5t/Ward%20Water%2020190819.jpg?dl=0
  5. B

    Water Test Results

    Hi, I had my water tested. I brew on a H.E.R.M.S system. Should I be adding anything to my current water profile? The beer I make seems fine but am I missing something? Any input is appreciated. Thanks. Water Test Results pH 7.4 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 154 Electrical...
  6. S

    Brew water question

    We're about to do our 3rd brew: a clone of Russian River's Blind Pig IPA. After reading Mr. Palmer's chapter on water chemistry we checked our local water. Here are some of the results in PPM. Alkalinity 23 Calcium 4.2 Chloride 2.2 Hardness 18 Magnesium 1.8 Sodium 5.9 Sulfate 4.1 We would...
  7. micraftbeer

    Reverse Osmosis Seems Slow and Wastes Water- Really Needed for City Water?

    I've been brewing for many years using Distilled Water purchased from the grocery store or Target. I'm way past the point of being tired of it and am in the process of converting my basement "homebrew storage area" into my "electric indoor brewing area". I've put in some plumbing for a...
  8. G

    Can Water Chemistry cause stale beer

    I have been noticing that with lighter colored beers like IPAs, Pilsners, Pale Ales, etc. tend to finish with a stale/oxidized flavor. When I brew stouts and porters I don't get that taste at all. It comes through with a smooth and malty flavor without any oxidation. My process is the same...
  9. Tpost704

    Just got my water report....what do you guys think?

    I'm just starting to get into the chemistry of my brewing water. I received my Ward Labs report today. What do you guys think? pH 7.5 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 370 Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.62 Cations / Anions, me/L / 6.7 7.0 ppm Sodium, Na 11 Potassium, K 3...
  10. Homercidal

    How to Order a Water Analysis Report

    New brewers often have a myriad of variables to juggle from building recipes, choosing ingredients and supplies, to methods to try. At first it's common for the beer to suffer a bit as these things are worked out. After a few batches a brewer might wonder if there is more that can be done to...