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Old 09-02-2005, 04:04 AM   #1
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What is your normal water usage for a 5 gallon brew (beer smith told me 6.72 US gal, but trying to see the average)?

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Old 09-03-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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What is your normal water usage for a 5 gallon brew (beer smith told me 6.72 US gal, but trying to see the average)?
About 40 gallons once you figure washing, sanitizing, wort chiller, washing again...
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
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Think it's probably closer to 60 at my house. I use bleach and rinse alot. As far as actual beer water, I probably don't use much over 5 gallons. How much can I possibly lose in an extract boil?

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Old 09-03-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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I spent $87 last month on water.

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Old 09-03-2005, 02:38 AM   #5
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I use about 5.25 gallons for actual beer water. 20-40 sounds about right for cleaning/sanitizing. And that's just on brew day...that's not counting bottling day...etc.

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