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Aneray
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Apr 23rd, 2018 at 8:15pm
 


Good evening Sir

Any chance that you know what the PH level of our water is.  I'm not that far from you so it should be the same.

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Reply #1 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 11:25pm
 
Aneray, Lands End to Redruth the water is "Soft" 0-20 mg/l calcium 0-50 mg/l calcium carbonate, Truro to Boscastle "moderately soft" 21-40 mg/l calcium 51-100 mg/l calcium carbonate, Bude down to Polperro as first then a big band of moderately soft across Dartmoor almost to Exeter that has soft water although Exmouth has moderately hard water.
So I'm guessing that we have something like 4-5 pH. Wink
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Reply #2 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 12:12am
 
Nice one OB very comprehensive answer, Cool
I used to provide SSW figures for our area when asked,
visited and drank water after treatment at sewage plants, used to supply them with "engineering parts".
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Reply #3 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 1:40am
 
Thanks very much for the reply, much appreciated.

If this is the case then I have problems with my PH meter.  Tested our tap water in Camborne earlier this evening and the reading was 8.2.

I checked it because I have a wash brewing at the moment and it read 3.0 using this meter.  Its fermenting well but not as quick as I expected.  Thought that the PH needed adjusting back to five but I think I will leave it another day or so and see what happens.

These washed do drop but I have never had one drop this low before.

Thanks again.

FT

Nothing better than Cornish water imo !!.  Recently visited family in the Scunthorpe area and took our own water in a 5 gallon container for hot and cold drinks.  Every time we visit we always come back with dodgy stomachs after drinking local water for a few days.  Being so use to our water we find the northern stuff tastes horrible as well.

And trying to get it to lather up when having a shower, well that's another story.
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Reply #4 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 9:43am
 
Tricky blighters, pH meters!
Have you checked its calibration recently?
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Reply #5 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 11:06pm
 
Just a thought having looked at this again, tummy troubles are caused by the local "harmless" (permissible) flora in the water and the different mineral content, being a bit of a pedant I work on the principle that if it don't kill the locals(Europe & Australia only, OK New Zealand as well) I will drink the local water when not getting stuck into the local ferments and distillations. Wink
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