Just sent a bottle of tap to Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Nebraska. The water report is as follows:

pH 7.5
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est ppm 170
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.28
Cations/Anions, me/L 3.0 / 2.7
  ppm
Sodium, Na 10
Potassium, K 1
Calcium, Ca 35
Magnesium, Mg 10
Total Hardness, CaCO3 129
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (Safe)
Sulfate, SO4-S 12
Chloride, Cl 13
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 97
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 80
Flouride, F 1.14
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01

I’ve heard that the profile for Cleveland water differs in winter from summer. So, I may have to send off for another report later this year.

My next brew is going to be an Oktoberfest/Marzen. So, I will see what it takes to create a water profile that aligns with one from German regions based on this report. Found a pretty interesting article on Homebrew Water Treatment at The Mad Fermentationist.

Great site for Water Chemistry.

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