Water Profile Units

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    lucianthorr New Member

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    #1 lucianthorr, Sep 22, 2018
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    I've been reading Phil Markowski's Farmhouse Ales book and I'm trying to line up the water profile in the book with what's available in the Water Calculator.

    I'm super new to the water adjustments (and it's been 20 years since I've taken Chemistry) so there are still a few grey areas in my process.

    The profile in the book is
    pH: 7.2
    Bicarbonate: 350
    Ca: 52
    Cl: 20
    Mg: 17
    Na: 35
    Sulfates: 107

    I'm assuming Sulfates == SO2 in the water calculator
    But what is Bicarbonate? is that HCO? Because it's REALLY high compared to the other water profile options.

    And how does that line up with the source water?
    My city water report provides Alkalinity (as CaCO3) as 28 mg/l

    So I don't understand why the Water Calculator uses "Bicarbonate" in the source section and "HCO" in the target section unless they're equivalent but I don't think CaCO3 == HCO

    Or I guess I should ask if my input alkalinity is 28 mg/l CaCO3, and my target is 350 Bicarbonate, what should I set the Target HCO to?
     
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    lucianthorr New Member

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    You can actually disregard this. I noticed the Water Report dropdown that shows the conversion of CaCO3 to HCO.
    Thanks.

    That said, could 350 Bicarbonate be real? I think I'll be putting 8 tsps of chalk into my water... sounds like a lot.
     

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