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Old 04-17-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Boiled Water VS Purified Water

I have always boiled my city water for 15 min, put into gal water jugs and strored in the fridge until brew day. I was thinking about saving some time and try some purifed strore bought water instead.

Has anyone used the store bought purified water and had any problems?


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Old 04-17-2010, 11:39 PM   #2
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Purified water? Do you mean RO or distilled?

As long as you know what is or not in it you can adjust it for the minerals you need. I use RO water for all brewing and add back to get what I need.

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Old 04-17-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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I've always used jugs of drinking/spring water from wally world for my brewing and have had no issues from it at all. Works great and since I do partial boils, I can put my top up water in the fridge to speed cooling of the wort.

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I use the spring water from walmart as well. It's worked great so far.

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I have used spring water from walmart for all of my brews. I haven't had any issues.

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Most batches I've done ended up taking on phenol tastes when using bottled water. I only do partial boils though, so I would top off with it too. After using my well water for the last batch, it was delicious.

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