London Water

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  1. Sep 16, 2018 #1

    xoddsx

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    I'm going to be doing my first brew in London and I'm going for an IPA. I wanted to know what others did in similar positions, tap water treated/untreated (If treated how?) or shop bought water (if so which)?

    Cheers,

    Odin
     
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    NIGHTSKY BREWING

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    First get a London water report... and a Carbon block filter from RO king devotedly discus . Ask for Mark he is in the know.
    Then pop back to us....
     
  3. Sep 16, 2018 #3

    jceg316

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    London has very hard water and not great for IPAs. I use CRS and epsom salts to change the water profile. I got a water report of my tapwater, and filled in what I could with this calculator which gave me how much of each I need to use. I'm based South East on Thames Water, I tend to use 1.4ml of CRS per litre of water and a pinch of epsom salts. This will be a bit different for you depending on your profile.

    You might find this thread and this thread useful too.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2018 #4

    MyQul

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    I use Peckham Springs for brewing cant fault it :D

    Seriously though, London council pop isnt good for pale beer straight out of the tap (great for dark beers though). I simply strip the alkalinity out using 0.85ml/L of CRS. I find the rest of water treatment too confusing so I dont do anything further but then again I dont make IPA's. If I did I'd probably need to add gypsum or somthing
     

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