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Post  dkwandt on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:40 am

thank you for posting the report, it gave me a contact to test mandan's water, they gave me a free report but it was from a soft water supply, so the sodium was 219, and bicarb, and total alk were high, i was sent a link, if anyone wishes to have thier water tested, ward labs has a test kit, below is the link.

https://producers.wardlab.com/BrewersKitOrder.aspx
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Post  FUTHARK BREWER on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:02 pm

study THANKS GUYS....
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Post  r@fink on Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:58 pm

DK - it is a Ward labs report. The Minot water report is like Mandan's ...... not very detailed. I don't think the Minot report was even close to the Ward results. The 5.2 is mostly for the lighter hoppy beers, and only if the ph is close in my opinion. The darker malts seem to bring the ph into range on their own. I don't think the ph strips I use would be considered too accurate and I'm not a very scientific dude, but it works out.
I love the fact that there are millions of ways to brew and believe everyone must find their own style. My style and routine is a collection of things I've read about and patterned to suit me.
It all boils down to "Find your own style".
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Post  dkwandt on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:36 am

FUTHARK, you will find when it comes to brewing there are a million opinions. take all the input you want, but do what works for you. Rat makes great beer, as you said, so 5.2 works for him. there is some value to using it, but if you think just adding it will make all the difference you will be dissapointed. with out building your water from scratch you are just trying to get consistant water so your brews can be replicated. i will not say if it works or is a waste, but i do use it in some of my brews i have made identical batches with and with out it, i will not say i could detect (taste) a difinative difference (i think it helps bring out hop flavor just a bit), however the ph has been right on using it.

Rat, did you send in your water to ward labs to test the water? because i live in mandan and thier water report is not that detailed, do you have suggestions on how to get a report like this one?
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Post  r@fink on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:26 pm

Minot detailed water report from Ward labs.

Ag Testing - Consulting
Laboratories, Inc.
Invoice No. :
07/08/2011
07/11/2011
Analysis Report

44686 Water
1088927
MINOT ND 58703-1617

pH 9.2
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 367
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.61
Cations / Anions, me/L 6.2 / 6.5
ppm
Sodium, Na 88
Potassium, K 11
Calcium, Ca 32
Magnesium, Mg 6
Total Hardness, CaCO3 105
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.2 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 53
Chloride, Cl 31
Carbonate, CO3 21
Bicarbonate, HCO3 95
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 113
Bus: 308-234-2418 4007 Cherry Ave., P.O. Box 788
Reviewed By :
Fax: 308-234-1940 Kearney, Nebraska 68848-0788
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Joshua Skrdla 7/11/2011 Copy : 1 Page 1 of 1
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Post  FUTHARK BREWER on Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:41 pm

Thanks r@fink.. i have the 2011 water report...on an other note, ive been told by people over at the american homebrewers message board that the 5.2 was a wast of time...does it actualy change the mash ph??I know you brews are great!!I seem to get conflicting messages on all kind of subjects..any hoo ...im looking forward to our brewing session... :drool:
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Post  r@fink on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:57 am

I'll look for my water report and post it for you Futhark.


Here is a link to some water info
http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15-2.html
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Post  r@fink on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:54 am

I use it all the time. A little Campden, some 5.2, a dash of calcium chloride, and always run through an RV filter. Every now and then I'll mix in store bought water for lighter hoppy beers.
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Post  FUTHARK BREWER on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:29 pm

Has anyone ever used the tap water for mashing here in minot??according to the water report the bicarbonates are at 67 ppm and the hardness is sitting at 150..is that bad?good??im planing a munich dunkle if it makes a difference...thanks
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