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Subject: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 4th, 2016
11:27 pm
My recent home water analysis revealed the following:
Analyte Result Units
pH 8.1 su
TDS 942 ppm
Electrical Conductivity 1.57 mmho/cm
Cations / Anions 16.7 / 17.2 me/L
Sodium (Na) 361 ppm
Potassium (K)
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 4th, 2016
11:29 pm
Sorry about that, I jumped the gun. Here are my results. Any suggestions on what i neeed to do to this water are greatly appreciated. I predominately brew IPAs and pales
Analyte Result Units
pH 8.1 su
Total Dissolved Solids (est.) 942 ppm
Electrical Conductivity 1.57 mmho/cm
Cations / Anions 16.7 / 17.2 me/L
Sodium (Na) 361 ppm
Potassium (K)
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 4th, 2016
11:32 pm
One more time!
Analyte Result Units
pH 8.1 su; Total Dissolved Solids (est.) 942 ppm; Electrical Conductivity 1.57 mmho/cm; Cations / Anions 16.7 / 17.2 me/L;
Sodium (Na) 361 ppm; Potassium (K)
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 4th, 2016
11:34 pm
Potassium (K)
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 4th, 2016
11:34 pm
I give up!
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: DConn
Apr 5th, 2016
2:53 pm
There's not enough info there to be useful for brewing. Take at look at the water knowledge page here to see what you need...https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 9th, 2016
12:58 pm
I am trying this again: pH 8.1 su, TDS 942 ppm, conductivity 1.57 mmho/cm, Cations/Anions 16.7 / 17.2 me/L, Sodium 361 ppm
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 9th, 2016
1:00 pm
Calcium 11 ppm, Magnesium 4 ppm, Total Hardness (CaCO3) 44 ppm, Nitrate-Nitrogen (NO3-N) 0.1 ppm, Sulfate (SO4-S) 127 ppm, Chloride 51 ppm
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 9th, 2016
1:08 pm
carbonate less than 1 ppm, bicarbonate 474 ppm, total alkalinity 393 ppm, total phosphorous less than 0.01 ppm, and total iron 0.02 ppm.
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: DConn
Apr 10th, 2016
4:30 pm
YEOW! That sodium number is off the charts! Is this water from a softener?
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Mark_Hardner
Apr 10th, 2016
6:10 pm
Yes, but not on my end. I called the local water authority and they do treat the water which is from a local water supply well. They do soften the water and treat for iron. What do I do...punt and buy the water?
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: Fox_Island_Brewing
Apr 10th, 2016
8:33 pm
No public springs nearby? Is that just a Maine thing?
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: DConn
Apr 11th, 2016
4:54 pm
Yeah, you want to find another solution besides using that water. Up to 75 ppm of sodium is OK for some beer styles, but that water is far beyond that.
Subject: Re: Water chemisty
Author: spargebag
Apr 17th, 2016
12:38 am
Salted caramel porter anyone? Sounds no more perverse than peanut butter stout. This water may make a good gose.

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