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HughBeedie
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Just wanted to say thank you to RogerP. I have tried both unsoftened water (better, but not perfect - I think I needed to reduce the carbonate levels). I also have access to RO water and this has transformed my beers. Addition of a small quantity (8gm) of gypsum per 5 gals has also brought out the hoppiness.
Researching on line I did find a number of references to the undesirability of softened water, and I can certainly now confirm that.
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HughBeedie wrote:I also have access to RO water and this has transformed my beers.
Hi Hugh,

I found the same using RO. For my first RO brews I bought the water and added the appropriate chemicals. Since I got a £35 filter system I simply mix 90% RO and 10% of my very hard tap water to get the desired carbonate levels. Hardly worth bothering with a Salifert test as the hard water has been at the same level for years.
When a man is tired of beer, he is tired of life; for there is in beer all that life can afford

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