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Old 07-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Rain water in the brew

It's raining here in CT right now, so I am brewing in the garage. Problem is that my water hose doesn't reach this far to supply my chiller with water. I can't imagine 10 seconds or so of rain water will hurt the brew while I move it to the cellar where the hose will reach, but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't making a grave error in my thought process. What do y'all think?

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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Rainwater, provided you don't live in an area with extremely bad air quality, is as pure is it gets....made in Mother Natures own distillery.

Of course, if you're trying to brew a Burton Ale.....

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Thanks for the reassurances. It turned out to be a non-issue since it stopped rain before chill time.

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Rainwater is good as long as it hasn’t hit anything on the way down. You want a clear view of the sky. No roofs, no trees (No birdpoop.)

If I had to take it past a roof overhang, I’d say no. Cover it as well as you can and wait it out.

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Nukebrewer do you still live in HI or do you live in CT now?

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I'm in CT. I changed my profile, but it still shows up as HI on the boards.

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