Total Alkalinity, Residual Alkalinity, or Total Hardness?

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  1. Hebby

    Hebby New Member

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    Hi all,

    I just had a water sample from my home tested by my local homebrew shop (thanks Bull City Homebrew).

    I entered all the values in to the water profile except for the field labeled Alkalinity. My water report lists Total Alkalinity, Residual Alkalinity, or Total Hardness (as CaCO3 and in ppm). Which one goes in the field for the water profile?

    Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance.

    Cheers!

    Chris
     
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    Nosybear Well-Known Member

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    You can use either total alkalinity or alkalinity as CaCO3 by selecting in the water profile. Total alkalinity is more important - I'd use that measurement given the chance.
     

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