Water Quality and Beer Breewing: Can Your Water Ruin Your Brew?

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Water makes up seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, sixty-five percent of your body, and about 90% of the beer you brew. Did you know that the water you use to brew your beer has a huge impact on the quality and type of beer you produce?

Historically a correlation was observed between the liquor composition of an area and the type of beer that the region could best brew. The Pale Ales of Burton-on-Trent and Edinburgh, Porters of London, Stouts of Dublin and Lagers of Pilsen are classic examples.   Read more about water quality and brewing.

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