Water Profiles

Water Profiles

Below you will find some member compiled water profiles for Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Cambridge, Ontario. To learn more about water in brewing, you may wish to read the Bru’n water page on water knowledge. Software such as Beersmith, Bru’n Water, Brewfather, and Brewer’s Friend, all support calculations involving water chemistry.


Current and balanced profiles

Cambridge (Pinebush Pumping Station, 2018)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
101 35.8 51.6 51.5 127 363.1 8.08

Cambridge (Rahmans Well P09, 2018)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
106 39.4 77.7 64.6 190 337.6 7.69

Guelph (2017)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
118.5 37.8 64.6 106 150 352.3 7.9

Kitchener-Waterloo (Mannheim Water Treatment Plant, 2018)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
88 25 32 50 83 300 7.92

Kitchener-Waterloo (Strange St. Pumping Station, 2018)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
140.0 40.5 79.8 105 158 439.7 7.89

Kitchener-Waterloo (William St. Pumping Station, 2018)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
154 49 228 143 408 427 7.54

Out of date or unbalanced* profiles (click to expand)

Cambridge (Middleton Pumping Station, 2018)*

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
134 38.3 140 187 206 335.3 7.67

Guelph (2016)

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
114 34 66 118 128 335 7.9

Kitchener-Waterloo (Greenbrook Pumping Station, 2018)*

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
122 34.1 96.4 142 118 301.5 7.59

Kitchener-Waterloo (Short Finger Brewing Company, 2017)*

Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+1 SO4-2 Cl-1 HCO3-1 pH
92 27 50 43 92 236 7.75

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