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    I'm helping start up a nano at a local vineyard. We just got this water report back from Ward. I've just gotten into researching water chemistry, but it looks like the Magnesium is high, and the Alkalinity is very high! Any hopes of making this profile work?

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    Last edited by MikeB3; 05-19-2021, 07:30 AM.

  • #2
    Just do lime treatment and you should be fine.

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    • #3
      Your alkalinity (bicarbonate) is sky high - too high for any style of beer. You'll need to bring that down.
      Lime treatment, addition of acid, or probably the most common and practical approach - dilution with RO water or just using straight RO water.

      Your water is very, very hard (22.5 grains per gallon). Don't deliver it untreated to a boiler or instant hot water heater, or to an RO.

      Assuming this is municipal water, of course you'll also want to remove the chlorine or chloramine. The most common method is a carbon tank.

      Russ

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      Buckeye Hydro
      Water Treatment Systems & Supplies
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      • #4
        Any recommendations for an RO System? We'll probably only be brewing 20 gallon and then 100 gallon batches once a week at most for starters.

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        • #5
          That Bicarbonate is through the roof! We have between 130 and 180ppm and I battle it constantly.
          Timm Turrentine

          Brewerywright,
          Terminal Gravity Brewing,
          Enterprise. Oregon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MikeB3 View Post
            Any recommendations for an RO System? We'll probably only be brewing 20 gallon and then 100 gallon batches once a week at most for starters.
            Sure - please give us a call at 513-312-2343 and we can get you set up with an RO and any necessary/appropriate pretreatment.
            Probrewer.com Advertising Supporter

            Buckeye Hydro
            Water Treatment Systems & Supplies
            www.BuckeyeHydro.com
            Info@buckeyehydro.com
            513-312-2343

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