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Barbonate?
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:45:08 AM »
  BrewSmith water report asks for Bicarbonate, but my water report doesn't show that. How do I find out what my Bicarbonate is?
   Water is     Calcium,    Sodium,  Sulfate,  Chloride,  Alcalinity (CaC03),  Conductivity,  Hardness (CaC03)     PH
     PPM               41               43         71           250         90                         478               132                   8.4

  Most Water calculators I see only want Alkalinity.

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Re: Barbonate?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 11:42:01 AM »
You can get a rough estimate of your Bicarbonate level by taking your alkalinity and ratioing it based upon the molecular weights of Calcium carbonate and Bicarbonate.  This would give you:

90 ppm alkalinity * 122 g/mol CaCo3/100 g/mol HCO3- = 110 ppm HCO3-

The actual conversion is pretty intense and depends upon the pH of the water, but this is close enough within a few ppm to get you what you want.
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Re: Barbonate?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 12:58:42 PM »
  Thank you this is what I was after.