The mineral content of water is a significant factor in brewing. Denver Water routinely tests for several mineral components in our treated water from each of Denver’s watershed sources.
Most brewers find Denver’s water is well-suited for home-brewing operations.
|Component||South Platte treated water||Moffat treated water||Desirable levels *|
|Total alkalinity (as CaCO3)||30-86||30-55||25-300|
|Chloride (Cl)||12-40||4-10||Less than 150|
|Sulfate (SO4 )||47-78||17-25||10-70|
*Smith, B. (2008, Aug 24), Brewing Water — Hard or Soft? Beersmith.com. Retrieved Jan. 16, 2014 from www.beersmith.com