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Pascal 12-11-2011 05:41 PM

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Sorry for the delay, new job and new city has been taking up all of my time and I only got to brewing this weekend. I started the last Brew House kit I had yesterday and it's bubbling away nicely. As advised, I boiled water the day before and put it in the fridge over night, then used it for top up water. I currently have mash water heating and will be brewing an American Wheat today, also with pre-boiled water for the top up at the end.

I had intended to conduct the little experiment outlined by day_trippr but I have not gotten to it. However, I did have an unintentional experiment I figure might be good to share. I use a britta filter for drinking water that I leave in the fridge. I left a glass with a few inches of water from the britta on the counter by the sink for a few days. After a few days on the counter the filtered tap water in the glass had grown a sort of slime on the glass and the water itself had a redish brown colour to it. I'm not sure if the photos are helpful or interesting but looking from the bottom of the glass you can see the colour of what had been clear filtered tap water.


Pascal 12-11-2011 05:41 PM

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Sorry for the delay, new job and new city has been taking up all of my time and I only got to brewing this weekend. I started the last Brew House kit I had yesterday and it's bubbling away nicely. As advised, I boiled water the day before and put it in the fridge over night, then used it for top up water. I currently have mash water heating and will be brewing an American Wheat today, also with pre-boiled water for the top up at the end.

I had intended to conduct the little experiment outlined by day_trippr but I have not gotten to it. However, I did have an unintentional experiment I figure might be good to share. I use a britta filter for drinking water that I leave in the fridge. I left a glass with a few inches of water from the britta on the counter by the sink for a few days. After a few days on the counter the filtered tap water in the glass had grown a sort of slime on the glass and the water itself had a redish brown colour to it. I'm not sure if the photos are helpful or interesting but looking from the bottom of the glass you can see the colour of what had been clear filtered tap water.


Pascal 12-11-2011 05:49 PM

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Also, after boiling the water for top ups, there appears to be considerable sedimentation at the bottom of the pot. Enough that the bottom gallon is murky when poured out. The water is boiled so I'm not worried about contamination (from the apparent sediment) but I am wondering about off flavors. The City's water profile is as follows:

Edmonton
Calcium 48
Magnisium 14
Sodium 8
Chloride 4
Sulfate 60
Alkalinity 120
PH 7.7
Total Hardness 170

Any thoughts?



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