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Old 05-13-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hello, just curious if anyone uses a water filter to filter out chlorine and chloramine. I was thinking about Culligan RV-600 recreational vehicle water filter system and Culligan RV600 RV filter as it has hose threads and could be put inline with my garden hose that I use in the garage. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Exactly the one that I use. With the carbon filters. Works great. Add a little shut off valve to it.

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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I was just looking at adding a filter and that is the one I had settled on. I am pairing it up with a hose that is FDA approved for drinking water since I will be running the line from my sink at a bit of a distance.

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FYI, a carbon filter will not remove chloramines.

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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FYI, a carbon filter will not remove chloramines.
are you sure? I read this in how to brew by jon palmer: "Chloramine can be removed by running the water through an activated-charcoal filter, or by adding a campden tablet (potassium metabisulfite)." Just because it is in a book doesn't mean that it is correct.. but that is what I was going off of.
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Yeah Cat22 - what does ?
Oh yeah, good luck this weekend !

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are you sure? I read this in how to brew by jon palmer: "Chloramine can be removed by running the water through an activated-charcoal filter, or by adding a campden tablet (potassium metabisulfite)." Just because it is in a book doesn't mean that it is correct.. but that is what I was going off of.
No, I am not sure at all, especially in light of what you pointed out that Palmer said. I'm only relaying what a microbiologist told me and also the same from several other sources. Palmer knows his stuff, so now I am totally confused on this subject. We don't have chloramines in our local water, so I don't have to deal with it. I use an extruded carbon block filter regularly to eliminate chlorine whatever else it can. Campden tablets will take care of the chloramines, I'm fairly certain of that.
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cool, I'm just trying to get this sorted out.. I don't want to buy a filter if it sin't going to do what I need. Thanks

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Yeah Cat22 - what does ?
Oh yeah, good luck this weekend !

I've got six beers running in four separate competitions on Saturday. I know at least one of them will do well. Not nearly as sure about the others. Thanks for the encouragement!

How many have you entered?
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cool, I'm just trying to get this sorted out.. I don't want to buy a filter if it sin't going to do what I need. Thanks
The filter is a good bet whether or not it can specifically remove chloramines. It will reduce or remove other objectionable tastes and smells and it's just good insurance.
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