Its old but its a start. This is from my well when we first built the house in 2005.
Well overdue for a retest which I plan to do soon.
Nitrite-N <0.10 mg/l
Nitrate-N 2.03 mg/l
pH - 7.3
copper < 0.05 mg/l
manganese 0.02 mg/l
chloride 15 mg/l
hardness 56 mg/l
sodium 6.1 mg/l
Aside from e.coli, lead and arsenic test those are all the numbers I have.
Biggest thing I noticed was ph value being way high for brewing. Any other item for those who know chemistry more than I??
As for a new test…I looked up Ward Lab and they seem really reasonable. Do they mail you a “kit” to get your sample and send back to them? Local lab here changes $80 form a test.[/quote]
I’m no water expert by any stretch but you don’t really have everything you’re going to want in that water report. You need alkalinity among other things. Not to mention those figures could have changed in the past 10 years. Some test their well water a few times a year and have significant changes seasonally.
7.3 pH is really not that high. Mash pH is lowered by the acidity of the grains.
You can order the ‘kit’ from Ward Labs or just fill a water bottle of your own and send it off to them to save a few bucks. Order the brewers water test and you’ll get all the info you need.
While you’re waiting to get your water report back download and study up on Brunwater. It will help you adjust your water properly.