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Reverse Osmosis Water


Debbie Sellmeyer • Pasadena, Maryland asks,

We have a whole-house R/O (reverse osmosis) water treatment system in our current home. The water tastes good but the beer we have made from it seems, perhaps, less complex and less bright than beer we’ve made with non-R/O tap water in previous residences. Is there a standard set of minerals/additives that could be added to make the R/O water appropriate for most beers, or is the only way to select additives to test the water and then craft the minerals to be added based on the beer style we are planning to brew?


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