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hedgerowpete

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Just had the fanstic work done by Neil regards a water quality test.

now i am not toobothered with beer liquor issues as i can put these results in it to the beer smith programme to get my additions,

but what i dooo want to know is is there any thing here in these results that jumps out as bad or good.

I have the results but i dont have any idea whats a good baseline comparision for it


Sodium as Na, mg/L 25.8
Potassium as K, mg/L 3.3
Magnesium as Mg, mg/L 6.7
Calcium as Ca, mg/L 40.1
Chloride as Cl, mg/L 45.7
Nitrate as NO3, mg/L 18.3
Phosphate as PO4, mg/L 2.6
Sulphate as SO4, mg/L 24.9
Total alkalinity as CaCO3, mg/L 75
pH 7.20
Conductivity, uScm-1 at 20C 363
Total residual chlorine as Cl2, mg/L 0.03
 

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Your alkalinity is at the better lower end @ Total alkalinity as CaCO3, mg/L 75. My water is 125-130 which is flexible enough to get decent quality light and dark beers.

Your Sulfate is a touch higher than i have seen (24.9) but that just means you will need to add less gypsum for drier crisp beers.

Generally all the numbers look very "normal" and all pretty treatable.
 

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Just had the fanstic work done by Neil regards a water quality test.

now i am not toobothered with beer liquor issues as i can put these results in it to the beer smith programme to get my additions,

but what i dooo want to know is is there any thing here in these results that jumps out as bad or good.

I have the results but i dont have any idea whats a good baseline comparision for it


Sodium as Na, mg/L 25.8
Potassium as K, mg/L 3.3
Magnesium as Mg, mg/L 6.7
Calcium as Ca, mg/L 40.1
Chloride as Cl, mg/L 45.7
Nitrate as NO3, mg/L 18.3
Phosphate as PO4, mg/L 2.6
Sulphate as SO4, mg/L 24.9
Total alkalinity as CaCO3, mg/L 75
pH 7.20
Conductivity, uScm-1 at 20C 363
Total residual chlorine as Cl2, mg/L 0.03
Along read but a good one by Martin Brungard, about half way through there is a chart of required salts for brewing particular beers.
https://www.brunwater.com/water-knowledge
 
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That is a great water report. That water's a good starting point for almost any brewing. Only the light German lager styles might benefit from less mineralized water.
 
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