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Using Water Profile for Brewing

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Rick Pfarr — Marysville, Ohio asks,
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When I began many years ago, I used our own well water. In attempts to improve, I have used bottled spring, distilled, reverse osmosis (RO), etc. I would like to get back to using my own water if possible. I have read all kinds of information regarding water treatment, but I am still not sure of how to attack this. I have attached my complete analysis from Ward Laboratory. Any help I can get is much appreciated!

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Rick, water chemistry can indeed be confusing. I think one of the reasons that the topic is so frustrating to read about is partly due to the number of different units that
Response by Ashton Lewis.