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Water question

Postby mmmooretx » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:04 pm

I am looking at running a RO (Reverse Osmosis) system for my base water then add minerals to duplicate specific area. Is RO the same as distilled water, or are there differences?
Second part is where is a cheap place to get water analysis done if I cannot get data from local water company or if I need to get analysis of RO. Houston Tx is not in the data listing.
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Postby ColoradoBrewer » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:05 am

You can get an analysis of your water at Ward Labs. Once on the site go to Fee Schedule and then water analysis. Test W-6 is the one you need.

About matching the profiles of famous brewing cities; keep in mind that the info you get is most likely for the municipal water supply. What you don't know is how, or if, the brewery is treating the water.
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Water question

Postby mmmooretx » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:17 am

Thank you for the analysis site I will probably use them. I understand on the commercial breweries water conditioning and am trying to understand how to optimise water conditioning to beer style. I am also trying to get all of the baseline configurations established for BTP 1.5.2 set so i can start beer formulation again. I was an all grain brewer back in the early 90's and have brewed in three brew pubs making 10 barrell batches. I will continue my resarch and thank you again!
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