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Old 05-26-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Getting water ready the night before

On thursday my friends and I are gonna wake up extra early and brew 12 gallons of an IPA.

My plan is to measure out the strike water the night before so I can wake up and start heating it right away. He seems to think the water will be "stagnant" and not good for brewing. I think its fine since it will be heated up and then boiled.

Who is right?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:14 AM   #2
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Well... You are.

The water isn't going to go stagnant. If you're using tap water then it gives the water a chance to come to room temp before heating it up meaning a bit shorter brew day. It's what I do even though I'm brewing extract not AG. Temp is temp, though.

You are boiling the water so it doesn't really matter that you've let the water sit over night. No difference.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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You're right on this one. I measure out the strike water the night before every time I brew.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:24 AM   #4
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Sitting may help dissipate some of the chlorine in the municipal tap water..?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:39 AM   #5
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In the winter time I measure out the water the night before and put a "brew belt" on the tank just to get it up a few degrees for the next day.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:48 AM   #6
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Stangant? Really, where is the logic in that?

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:52 AM   #7
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Water can sit for a while. My water isn't the best so I often bring ten gallons home from work. Sometimes it sits for a week before I brew. I carry the water in 5 gallon coleman water jugs or a ten gallon cooler. So far no problems

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listen people it boils at some point, driving off anything that needs to be driven off.

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listen people it boils at some point, driving off anything that needs to be driven off.
I know this. I just needed the people of homebrewtalk to back me up and prove that I am right.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:56 AM   #10
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yea and im just putting itout there so others dont fall prey to the superstition.

I once theorized about collecting rainwater to make a brew. but figured it would be to acidic with the smog clouds, now im not sure if boiling could fix that but i decided not to try.... lol

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