9 is normal coming out of Bolton (avg is actually 9.2-9.3)... I get between 8.5 and 8.8 from the Miller plant. Butler County buys water wholesale from GCWW and City of Hamilton, and I believe they use soda ash to add more alkalinity. Years ago I worked on a job and we put some transmission mains up US42 and US22 to feed water towers in Butler and Warren Counties, but they ran down to the Miller plant on the river. You might need to find out which tower your friend's house is fed from in West Chester to determine the water source.Does anyone have newer reports?
So far I can only find 2014 numbers from the Cincinnati Miller plant and 2011 numbers from the Cincinnati Bolton plant.
(I need both because I sometimes brew up north with my friends in West Chester, and they get their water from Bolton. And make no mistake, 9.0pH is no misprint. That's what's coming out of Bolton. I just tested again it last night. It always surprises me.)
I've been looking at the report but in terms of the water profile calculators I've looked at I'm not seeing how this is useful. It doesn't seem to have most of the parameters that are needed but maybe I'm missing something?Here you go: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water...2016-water-quality-report-updated-march-2017/
Let me know if we can help!
You're not missing anything. I've seen that report many times. Sorry Buckeye Hydro, that report is near useless for brewers here, other than to help you determine which plant you're being serviced by.I've been looking at the report but in terms of the water profile calculators I've looked at I'm not seeing how this is useful. It doesn't seem to have most of the parameters that are needed but maybe I'm missing something?
Actually, you were replying to me. But what I'm trying to explain is, that is not the water report any brewer would be looking for. It's of no help for building water profiles for brewing.No need to apologize to me... Someone asked for it and I provided. No worries.