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PJM 02-02-2014 12:48 PM

Store-bought Distilled water
I bought several jugs of distilled water from the store to brew with. Would it have chlorine or chloramide in it? In other words, should I treat the water with campden tablets? Thanks.

JonM 02-02-2014 01:13 PM

Probably not. Can you smell chlorine? If you want to be sure, some LHBSs have chlorine test strips that work kind of like pH test paper.

mabrungard 02-02-2014 02:23 PM

No, it should not have chlorine or chloramines in it. It should be pure, distilled water with no organic or inorganic contaminants. No need to dechlorinate.

PJM 02-02-2014 03:11 PM

Great. Thank you

schematix 02-02-2014 03:22 PM

It shouldn't. Typically distilled water is disinfected with ozone.

whoaru99 02-02-2014 03:32 PM

There shouldn't be anything in distilled water, except water. No minerals, no chlorine, no nothing. No chlorine is good. No minerals isn't necessarily good. Are you building the water (adding specific minerals,etc.)?

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