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Post  kjung on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:06 pm

For my next batch, I want to use tap water, instead of bottled. My question is, for anyone else that does this, how do you handle the water? Do you boil it first, or just let it sit overnight?
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Post  CalvinChubb on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:31 pm

I just go straight from the tap into the kettles and start heating. Only once did I bother to pH it.

I've used bottled water at first, but didn't notice much of a difference between it and tap, as most times the stuff in the stores is from water treatment plants anyways.
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Post  Whatever on Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:47 pm

I bought a $17 charcoal water filter made for an RV with garden hose fittings. It is supposed to be good for 5000 gallons, and is specifically targeted at removing chlorine.

The coolest part is for you all grainers with gravity fed systems. When hooked up to the tap with a 100' length of drinking water safe RV hose, there is no longer a need to lift heavy amounts of water to fill up the hot liquor tank.
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Post  bpear on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:12 pm

I'm on a well system and enjoy great tasting water. I do nothing. Boil and brew....
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Post  saltydawg on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:15 pm

Campden tablets. They're cheap, and 1 tab treats 20 gallons of water. Eliminates chlorine & chloramides.
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Post  BassClefBrews on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:12 pm

Amen for not lifting kettles full of water, especially 10 gallons from your basement to your garage!!!
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