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Water Quality Report

Postby daynelockheart » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:31 pm

Hey does anyone have a receint one of these? I would like to have one from the last month/this month if possible for a project of mine. Thanks

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Postby kjball » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:09 pm

here you go
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Postby daynelockheart » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:33 pm

thank you very much
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Postby kjball » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:17 am

Here's the latest
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Water Quality Report

Postby JimPotts » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:25 pm

Kent,

Thanks again for posting these!


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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby daryl » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:26 pm

Does anyone have a Water Quality Report for their private well in Linn County?

Is reasonable to assume, pH-wise, water quality is regional? That is, the pH level measure at the City wells would be similar in the county?

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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby whitedj » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:53 pm

With the mineral content being different I'd think the pH would be different. Maybe if you knew which aquifer you were in that may give an idea to water being fairly similar.
Plus doesn't cedar rapids blend their water to some degree with treated river water?
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby carrisr » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:10 pm

I have a report for my well if you are interested. I periodically send samples to Ward Labs.
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby daryl » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:05 am

That would be helpful.

Given our close proximity, I would think our water would be similar.

For my next brews, I am going to adjust pH; a good guess should get me closer to what it should be until I can get a report on my well.

Did you get yours through the Linn County or Jones County Board of Health?
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby carrisr » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:43 am

No, I got my water analyzed by Ward labs (wardlabs.com). Here's the parts that matter for brewing:

Na 7
Ca 89
Mg 36
Sulfate (as so4-s) 12
Cl 14
Bicarb (hco3) 393
TA (caco3) 326
TH (caco3) 373

No detected iron.
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby carrisr » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:45 am

If you like we can get together and I can walk you through how I estimate mash pH and treat my water. I recently had an RO system put in.
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby brianhall1024 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:46 pm

That would be an AWESOME tech meeting
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby carrisr » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:51 am

We've done it a couple of times in the past. We do have a fair number of new people though. If there's enough interest we could always do it again I guess. Otherwise we could meet over a pint.
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby brianhall1024 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:53 am

That would work too. Water chemistry isn't exactly my thing. But I'm trying to learn more
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Re: Water Quality Report

Postby carrisr » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:53 pm

It's really not that hard. Like most brewing tools, you can go pretty simple and get good results. Or you can learn more and gain more control. Water is just another of the major ingredient groups.
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