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Old 12-30-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Water consumption..

Is it me or do we as homebrewers, use alot of water? Between spilling some and sanitizing and brewing I seem to use alot..Anybody have any tricks to conserve alittle H2O?

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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Mix Star San in a spray bottle rather than large sinks full.

If you use a wort chiller, use a recirculating pump rather than a hose.

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Old 12-30-2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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5 gallons of water per gallon of beer

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I have gotten to keeping a corny full of star san and hooking up a picnic tap to it. Quick rinse down and things get sanitized.

The recirculating chiller method is good as well.

Though I still use a ton of water.

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Old 12-30-2007, 02:51 AM   #5
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Some day I would love to measure just how much water I use on a batch. I bet it is about 5 gallons per gallon of beer or more!

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Old 12-30-2007, 03:04 AM   #6
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Luckily water is cheap. Try not showering on brew day. That'll make up for it.

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Old 12-30-2007, 03:08 AM   #7
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Luckily water is cheap. Try not showering on brew day. That'll make up for it.
That's funny..My sons in college and i 'm thinking he's not here taking a shower.So i'm saving there.

I've never worried about water consumption before.I don't know why i'm thinking about it now...
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:37 AM   #8
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I use so much water for brewing we had to get the pool taken out of the ground...

Just kidding!!! We don't have a pool...

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There's a guy in Oregon planning on doing a 100 gal. batch of beer with rain water. I figure he has made up for my next several batches using tap water, so I'm off the hook.

The rest of you, keep saving water...

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Old 12-30-2007, 03:54 AM   #10
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I just do the best I can at minimizing how much I use. Reusing sanitizer is the best option.

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