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Big Post Of Water Around Australia

Discussion in 'Water' started by pdilley, 27/3/09.

 

  1. Frothy1

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    Posted 23/6/16
    Salty..
     
  2. rude

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    Posted 23/6/16
    Calcium sulphate is about all you could use

    Better off R/O ing it

    Better than my water though Melville WA
     
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    Posted 27/6/16
    Mount Crosby (Brisbane) Water Report

    Well, that explains why sometimes I end up with harsh salty beer at times... I've got 45mg/L of Cl- in my Beersmith water tool but Mt Crosby varies alarmingly... Whelp, I guess I'm going to have to stick to Calcium Sulphate additions...
     
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    Posted 1/7/16
    I emailed QUU and they emailed me a detailed report for my address in Acacia Ridge QLD.


    Spreadsheet they sent me attached. Hope it helps someone.

    QUU were pretty good, took about 2 weeks to get it to me, but contains everything I asked for.

    Now to play with my water...

    View attachment Acacia Ridge.xlsx
     
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    Posted 12/8/16
    Legend! Thanks a lot for this, you have saved me the trouble.
     
  6. Dr_Rocks

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    Posted 24/1/17
    For anyone interested I have attached the most recent report of water quality for Strathdale, Bendigo.

    Unfortunately they have only stated hardness and not the concentrations of Ca and Mg respectively. I have asked if Coliban can provide these numbers separately.

    Perhaps of particular note is the drop in ion concentration across the board in the December averages.

    View attachment Water Quality Summary.pdf
     
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    Posted 24/1/17
    Merged topic
     
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    Hi Dr,

    I'm in Epsom and searched the Coliban site a couple of years ago and found the 2012/2013 annual report which had all their water quality results taken quarterly for the year. The later annual reports don't include the water quality data now. The results were similar to the December values you are showing, and not near the other three and were reasonably consistent for Bendigo North and South, Epsom/Huntly and Strathfieldsaye.

    The numbers I took from the report are as follows:
    Ca 28, Mg 13.5, Na 18, K 0, SO4 4.0, Cl 35, Alkalinity 70
     
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    Posted 24/1/17
    Thanks Manticle.

    Dozer: If you're interested I've asked for a suburb by suburb breakdown of the water quality with Ca and Mg ion concentrations. I'll let you know how I go.
     
  10. Dozer71

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    Posted 26/1/17
    That would be great.

    Cheers.
     
  11. btrots87

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    Posted 27/2/17
    I found the water up here to have such wild fluctuations. I've had sodium go from 20ppm to 50ppm from one week to next. I can say is that the water profile up here is good for accentuating malt and darker beers with reasonable levels of chloride.
     
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    Posted 28/2/17
    That's interesting, only moved up a few weeks ago and did my first brews on the weekend. Noticed my efficiency was 5 to 10 percent lower than at my old place, but didn't bother to check mash pH or anything. Will be interesting to try the finished product in a few weeks, and next brew I'll dig out the pH meter.
     
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    Posted 28/2/17
    Worth checking with a meter, I was too used to the consistency of Sydney water before I moved up a while ago.

    Check out central coast brewers, there are a few of us up here that brew fairly regularly. I've posted some readings from my Brewlab kit before I moved to RO.
     
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    Whats this central coast brewers? i want in on the action :)
     
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    Posted 29/5/17
    A year on and SAWater now allow punters to put in their Postcode and the data most of us brewers want for the districts water supply. It only provides the years average, but looking at it compare to the previous years it is fairly consistent and if anything the alkalinity, sodium level and total hardness have dropped slightly.

    Below is the relevant Central Metro data (Adelaide CBD, southern and western suburbs), but for those that want to check out the water data for their postcode they now can (as opposed to the last few years). It doesn't do all of SA that gets mains water though (I checked for Pt Lincoln and Pt Augusta) so no luck for country folk, though you may be better off using rain water anyway by the time it gets through all that piping! :blink:


    Relevant data as shown below reflects average values between Apr 2016 to Apr 2017. If you want more go to the above link.

    Parameter Units Average Value
    Alkalinity mg/L 44.0
    Bicarbonate mg/L 53.5
    Calcium mg/L 20.67
    Carbonate mg/L 0.0
    Chloride mg/L 71.6
    Chlorine Residual^ mg/L 0.3
    Hardness mg/L 90
    Iron mg/L 0.008
    Magnesium mg/L 9.22
    Manganese mg/L 0.001
    pH pH units 7.3
    Potassium mg/L 3.55
    Sodium mg/L 39.26
    Sulphate mg/L 39.2
    Turbidity NTU 0.2
    Zinc mg/L 0.004
     
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    Here's the latest water report from Unity Water for Queensland regions taking in Pine Rivers, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast and Kenilworth . The current report (2015 - 2016) has more information that is relevant to home brewers than in previous years.

    This screen shot is for the Sunshine Coast region.

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  19. sammyseadog

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    Just gonna throw it out there as I'm having astringency issues with IPA's and Pales in Hilton, Fremantle, but not a Black IPA. What is the water profile? and what is normal?? What do I need to do to stop this astringency?????? HELP!!
     
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