A perfectly balanced beer starts with properly balanced water.

Our user-friendly, craft brewing test kits make it easy!

As a craft brewer, you can’t afford to be wrong about your water quality.

Understanding what’s in your water means that you can make the best possible decisions for your company. We’ll test for a variety of components that can affect the taste and quality of your finished product.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Calcium, magnesium, sulfate, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, carbonate, iron, nitrate, phosphorus & potassium
  • Total hardness (lime), total alkalinity, electrical conductivity, pH & estimated total dissolved solids

How do I sample my water?

  1. Use the clean plastic container included in your test kit.
  2. Let water run for five minutes.
  3. Rinse the container several times with water that is being sampled and then fill the sample bottle. Send at least one-half pint of water to be tested.
  4. If it is not possible to send the sample to the lab immediately after collection, refrigerate until it is.

Can Ward test my beer sample after the brewing process is complete?

Yes! We test more than just your water. We often test finished product samples to check for mineral content that can affect your beer’s flavor profile.

You’re on your way to better beer!

Order your test kit and submit your sample.

Complete Brewer’s Test Kit

$42.00 USD

Cheers to the perfect brew! The water test kit includes the cost of sample analysis, submittal form, prepaid postage, a clean sample bottle, and necessary packaging.

Ward Laboratories – hometown roots, worldwide growth.

We’re a full-service agricultural testing laboratory headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, serving our local community and a growing clientele of global producers.

Our lab has been in operation for nearly four decades, and our team of scientists and laboratory professionals have countless years of education and experience.

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Why Ward Laboratories?

Ward Laboratories, Inc. has analyzed soil for the Haney Test since 2012 and is considered the industry leader in soil health testing. Our lab has been in operation for nearly four decades, and our team of soil scientists and laboratory professionals have countless years of education and experience.