Category: Ward Laboratories, Inc.

Water Assessment ReportWater Assessment Report

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

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est ppm170
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm0.28
Cations/Anions, me/L3.0 / 2.7
Sodium, Na10
Potassium, K1
Calcium, Ca35
Magnesium, Mg10
Total Hardness, CaCO3129
Nitrate, NO3-N0.3 (Safe)
Sulfate, SO4-S12
Chloride, Cl13
Carbonate, CO3< 1
Bicarbonate, HCO397
Total Alkalinity, CaCO380
Flouride, F1.14
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.