Hard Water

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Horkalugi

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I've made a few batches of wine from water we get from a nearby spring. It has been tested to have a high calcium content or better known as being very hard.

It was shown to have 38 grains and when mixed with the pink chlorine cleaning will actually precipitate out.

Question is, does the calcium effect the wine or does it just precipitate out with each racking and with the bentonite.

I've read "soft water" is not recommended and this, the exact opposite, would be beneficial if anything.

Any thoughts?
 

diggerdan17

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I have done 15 kits to date using my well water which is very (hard). and all my wine to date tatses just fine.I am no expert but i think your wine will be just fine, if you can let it age ( something i am having a hard time doing!)

Dan
 

bob1

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Yea for wine its ok, You will just need a little more acid to overcome it. If you decide to make beer from it thats a whole different story.
 
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