Saturday, February 21, 2015

Village of Avoca, N.Y. Brewer's Water Analysis

Because the village I live in does not provide a complet water report I sent a sample of my tap water to Ward Laboratories in Nebraska because that is what Denny Con and others like themadfermentist and John Palmer recommended. For $27.25 in February of 2015 I received a very nice brewer's water analysis by email 2 days after they received the sample. I'm posting the result here in the event it may be useful to any other  brewer's in Avoca. I highly doubt that since I would probably already know them in this tiny little village but it doesn't hurt me to post it.

pH 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 502
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.84
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.2/8.7

Sodium, Na 48
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 88
Magnesium, Mg 20
Total Hardness, CaCO3 303
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.4(SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 16
Chloride, Cl 91 91
Carbonate, CO3 < 1.0 < 1.0
Bicarbonate, HCO3 306 306
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 252 252
Total Phosphorus, P 0.82 82
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01 <0.01

< - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit

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