Good references on water treatment for coffee/espresso - Page 4

Water analysis, treatment, and mineral recipes for optimum taste and equipment health.
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homeburrero
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Postby homeburrero » Dec 30, 2016, 7:53 pm

popeye wrote:SCAE water paper link is dead.

Dang. Figured that would happen eventually as it was supposed to be available to members only. Was nice to have the free version while it lasted! For SCAE members you would get to it via this link: http://scae.com/tools-and-resources/res ... ater-chart

Thanks for letting us know, Spencer. I'll go back and edit/fix that reference.
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Postby thuegli » Dec 30, 2016, 8:34 pm

CathyWeeks wrote:I wonder how safe aquarium chemicals are? Fish are notoriously easy to kill, so my guess (not that I want to be a guinea pig or am recommending this) is that they probably aren't dangerous to humans.


Aquarium additives, in the context of this discussion, are safe for humans. They are however outrageously expensive. If you want to raise the KH or add magnesium just use baking soda and epsom salts as suggested above. That's what I do for my aquarium, and many other aquariasts do as well. 1 teaspoon baking soda will raise the alkalinity of 50 gallons ~0.4 meq/L or ~1 dKH.

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Postby erics » Dec 30, 2016, 11:13 pm

SCAE water paper link is dead.

If you are talking about the standards themselves, here they are: http://www.scaa.org/PDF/resources/water-standards.pdf
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Postby homeburrero » Jan 01, 2017, 6:44 pm

erics wrote:If you are talking about the standards themselves, here they are: http://www.scaa.org/PDF/resources/water-standards.pdf

That link is for the SCAA standards, and the SCAA links and availability have not changed. It was the SCAE report that went away, which is unfortunate because it had a lot of nicely focused information in 37 pages, including some relevant chemistry fundamentals and illustrative graphics, plus handy conversion tables to help you understand the different measurement units and terminology that so often confuse people. If you just want the gist of the SCAE core zone for espresso machines, it's very briefly summarized in this post, and discussed a bit in this thread.

The full 2011 SCAA Water Quality handbook was never available online, but at least anyone can buy a hardcopy. Getting to the SCAE report right now would cost you a 160 Euro membership. I wish they could make the SCAE report available for a fee, but I suspect the revenue is not worth the hassle of printing hardcopy or setting up a paid PDF download on the SCAE store website.
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Postby keno » Jan 05, 2017, 1:46 am

This SCAE PDF presentation is pretty good:
http://scae.com/images/pdfs/AST-LIVE-20 ... Coffee.pdf