Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians

Brewing Water Survey Results

In July 2010 I sent out a quick survey of RIFT members on what type of water we use to brew our beers. There were four multiple choice questions and could be answered anonymously (to protect the innocent?)

  1. What type of water do you brew with? (Municipal tap, well, bottled spring, reverse osmosis, other)
  2. Do you filter your water before brewing? (yes, no)
  3. Do you add mineral salts to your water? (yes, no, depends on the recipe)
  4. How hard is your water? (hard, soft, neutral, unknown)

I received 20 responses and promptly put off writing up the results for six months. But finally, here are some charts showing the results!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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