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phish2160 11-29-2011 01:23 AM

charcoal filter in hose line?
 
I'm looking to use better water for brewing and read that some ppl use charcoal filters. Does anyone do this? Is there a way to hook one up to the spigot of a hose?

jonmohno 11-29-2011 01:27 AM

Probably you may have to find an adapter at a hardware store depending what type you get, I would get one of those camping drinking water hoses though, regular hoses really are not intending to drink out of, but if they are flushed it probably really doesnt matter.

phish2160 11-29-2011 01:29 AM

Do you guys use hose water?

Ramitt 11-29-2011 01:34 AM

I would avoid using a garden hose, look for an rv hose. http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-W01-5300-White-Drinking-Water/dp/B000BGHTK2/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=gift-cards&ie=UTF8&qid=1322534044&sr=1-2-catcorr

phish2160 11-29-2011 01:38 AM

What's the difference between this and a garden hose?

Teromous 11-29-2011 01:43 AM

You can build a filter with different attachments from parts at the hardware store. I found this article in BYO a while back and built it. It works great and you can make it however you want. I made mine a U shape and hook it over my brewpot.

DeafSmith 11-29-2011 02:05 AM

I use this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/water-filter-setup-29145/

You need to run the water through this slowly (3 or 4 minutes per gallon) to get the most effective filtering. After I filter the water, I also treat it with potassium metabisulfite (700 mg per 20 gallons) just to be completely sure I have gotten rid of all the chloramine.

HopSong 11-29-2011 02:16 AM

THIS is hard to beat for convenience. You might be able to build one a couple of dollars cheaper.. but.. considering time and gasoline..

Zamial 11-29-2011 04:48 AM

You want to use RV water hose because a garden hose will leech bad flavors into the water and your beer. As for filters, This is what i use: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hands-free-water-filter-keggles-under-25-00-a-253462/

bovineblitz 11-29-2011 04:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HbgBill (Post 3525078)
THIS is hard to beat for convenience. You might be able to build one a couple of dollars cheaper.. but.. considering time and gasoline..

Hmm... this could solve many of my problems. Does the charcoal affect mineral content and water chemistry other than chloramine?


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