My water is pants.... I do drink it, but only because I've lived in the area most of my life and I'm used to it. It's it's not uncommon for people coming to the area to get a dicky tummy for a few days while getting used to it. I sometimes brew with it, I sometimes use Tesco Ashbeck water, but the results have been fairly average.
I've run my water through a calculator and it says I need 54.5ml of CRS..... which seems like a lot! Am I doing this right?
My water report says (taking the mean values, not the max)
Calcium Ca - 118.44
Magnesium Mg - 4.03
Sodium Na - 20.97
Sulphate So4 - 38.26
Chloride Cl - 36.12
Carbonate Co3 - Not stated but I do have a value of 310mg/l CuCo3
I've based calcs on 35l as I do a full volume mash and targeting a pale ale (although any improvement would be nice) and I tend to add a whole Campden tablet as my water smells a lot of chlorine. (the report gives a value of 'residual disinfectant - total' of 0.53).
I've also had a go on the Greg Hughes residual alkalinity nomograph, but I was almost off the scale.
Any assistance appreciated, thanks.