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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 3 Support => Topic started by: TwoThings on July 30, 2020, 12:10:37 PM

Title: Where to add Carbonate in water profile
Post by: TwoThings on July 30, 2020, 12:10:37 PM
I have a Ward's Lab Water Report. Where would I add carbonate in BS3 for my water profile? I see place for Bicarbonate, but not Carbonate.
My report:https://imgur.com/VfGUvzv (https://imgur.com/VfGUvzv)

Thanks
Title: Re: Where to add Carbonate in water profile
Post by: Oginme on July 30, 2020, 01:24:23 PM
The carbonate content is taken into account by the Bicarbonate value which is the active form of Carbonate in the water. 
Title: Re: Where to add Carbonate in water profile
Post by: TwoThings on July 31, 2020, 08:55:13 AM
Then why is the Alkalinity in BS3 so much lower than in BruN' Water?  BruN' Water has you add in the carbonate as well as the bicarbonate.  When I start adding in my carbonate number to bicarbonate in BS3, then it begins to start to match the BruN' Water numbers.