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by PeeBee
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

… I did contact Dcww to request magnesium value and obtain most recent data. They came back to me in 2 days (!) with below. I'm still getting it tested though.. Average results for the 01.01.2019 to the 31.12.2019 HARDNESS TOTAL (MG/L) 71 Alkalinity to pH 4.5 (MG/L as CaCO3) 37.5 Chloride (MG/L) 16...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

Hi peebee. I'm in Pembrokeshire. Surface water from llysyfran reservoir. I've enjoyed all the comments although I'm baffled by 99 percent of it. It impresses me the passion that people have though...Many thanks all! 👍 I had no idea a simple question of RO or Tap would be such a question! 😁 Hello "B...
by PeeBee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

PRIVATE FLIPPIN' FRENCH WATER WIZARD WITH THE PUERILE USERNAME REPORTING FOR DUTY CAPTAIN PEEBEE SIR ! … :) Okay, point taken. I'll take the light-hearted response as proof we were probably both in "grumpy" mode on our first encounter. I've already admited I might have been haughty and I've now rem...
by PeeBee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

Reducing the alkalinity of highly alkaline source water via slaked lime treatment, … Ah, guess my warning was too late. Well it had to be really. I find this works (user control panel tweak), but its only valid for your own forum view: ****** , who is currently on your ignore list, made this post.
by PeeBee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

… See the third paragraph of Note 9? … The "add to mash, not the water" trick. Personally I was suspicious of this as you have no idea what you've actually done (can't see it <EDIT: of course I "can't see it" … I should have made it clearer that I'm talking "figuratively">). But if you have the con...
by PeeBee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

… but it has a serious Achilles heel. It relies heavily upon calcium carbonate, … A bit wordier than I might of posted ("no its not" people are muttering!) but I'm all in favour of posts that attempt to wean people off the insane use of "chalk"! Be careful when mentioning "calcium hydroxide" though...
by PeeBee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

Contact Wallybrew on here. … Thanks for stepping in there Guy. I wasn't too keen on promoting Wallybrew as I don't think I've forgiven him for being quite rude to me in that "other" thread on a similar subject. Although I was getting a bit haughty in that thread, much more so than this one. But the...
by PeeBee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

… I would advise you buy a cheap TDS meter which will at the very least show if your water varies and if it does, by how much. … I follow this advice from Eric. "Cheap" TDS meters aren't really TDS meters but "Conductivity" meters, but for most water there is a close correlation between conductivit...
by PeeBee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

The "point" was made in the second post. Everything that follows just backs up that point. For me Dwr Cymru put out quite a lot of water information, some water companies operating in Britain put out dire and minimal information. Note even Dwr Cymru don't indicate that their "hardness" figures are "...
by PeeBee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

I've predicted "fireworks" (crikey, they already started!) so I'd better have some further details available. These are examples from my water company's Web site. Firstly the "basic" analysis revolving around hardness. The values appear specific but are actually calculated from a single (unknown) so...
by PeeBee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

If your calcium is 28 mg/L (ppm) and your total hardness is 70 mg/L (ppm), then your magnesium ppm must be zero. … <etc> Well … I was going to post a terse reply, but that wont help anyone least of all "Brown Bear" who's thread this is. But would create plenty of fireworks no doubt (as might the fo...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

I dug this up that gives a fair overview of some of what I said (on "hardness"): https://www.unitedutilities.com/globalassets/documents/pdf/waterhardnessfactsheet_acc16.pdf The bit: The hardness is made up of two parts: temporary (carbonate) and … … isn't entirely true and you will come across carbo...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

Many thanks peebee! 👍 I'll stick to tap! I normally use hot tap from new combi boiler. Do you think this is OK or should I use cold and wait for propane burner to do its thing? I use cold, not water from the combi. Simply because you will treat the water with salt additions (<100ppm of Ca is perhap...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 107
Views: 2861

Re: Ro or tap

You've soft water, you absolutely do not need to use water treated by RO systems, or diluted, or "pre-treated" in any other way. Just use the values as a base to build on. No need to get an analysis, but having said that I did and have water similar to you, simply because calculated and measured pH ...
by PeeBee
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

39040914-171A-4260-9362-C6FDA337DDDC.jpeg Nice looking Beer there Tref! How do you stop it falling out of the glass when it is on its` side? =D> WA Sent from my non torking tap. "On its' side", looks perfectly the right way up to me. … hang on, what day is it? Ah … (Can someone help me off the floo...