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Mike Brissett
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Username: Pipemaker

Post Number: 5
Registered: 03-2007
Posted From: 69.95.232.229
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 09:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For those of you who like to adjust your brewing water, here is a correct water profile for Milwaukee tap water. (2005)

Ca 35ppm
Mg 11ppm
SO4 30ppm
Na 8ppm
Cl 13ppm
CO3 122ppm
Hardness 132
Alkalinity 100

This is contrary to some of the published reports including the one found in Beersmith water profiles.
These list the Ca as 96ppm and the Mg as 47ppm.

The confusion seems to arise from the published Milwaukee Water Works report,listing both these minerals as "Calcium hardness as CaCO3 and Mg hardness as CaCO3"
A closer examination of the complete report shows the actual ion content to be 35ppm and 11ppm respectively.

I question if these errors show up in other published water profile reports.

Mike
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4696
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmm....these numbers really don't explain why Leinenkugel Berry Weiss tastes so terrible.

I'm starting to suspect its the fruit, not the water.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 777
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 139.76.128.71
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm. Milwaukee and LaCrosse are only about 200 miles apart. I didn't realize the water utilities in Wisconsin get all their water from the same source.
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KeepBrewing
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Username: Kb7

Post Number: 238
Registered: 05-2002
Posted From: 24.184.80.79
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 01:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks mike
 

Mike Brissett
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Username: Pipemaker

Post Number: 6
Registered: 03-2007
Posted From: 69.95.236.174
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 02:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley,

"Leinenkugel" is German for urinary tract infection.

Leinenkugel Berry Weiss is German for urinary tract infection with seeds, which is claimed to be even more painful.

Mike
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 6864
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Those figures are very typical for Great Lakes water and could certainly be used for anyone whose water comes from Lake Michigan (Chicago, Northwest Indiana, the Michigan and Wisconsin shores). My own water is from Lake Ontario and quite a distance away, but it's similar.