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Old 01-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #11
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I built on one of those 3 week ago and made 2 beer. Will see if there is any off taste any different.

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Old 01-11-2008, 04:18 AM   #12
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Nice setup! When I move up to a keggle I think I'll have to build one of those!

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Old 01-12-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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very nice filter setups. I hadn't pictured such filters being used so simply as a hose attachment.

Are chloromines known to negatively affect beer quality or the fermentation process? Wikipedia didn't provide much insight on the subject, but I was just wondering why it's important to remove them.
Depends on your definition of negative. If you think beer that comes out tasting like plastic (my experience) then yeah.. pretty negative

I switched to spring water.. but this would probably definitely be cheaper in the long run.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:32 AM   #14
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Thanks for posting! I was wondering how you store the filter when not in use and how long it lasts? Thanks!!!

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Old 01-23-2008, 11:11 PM   #15
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I always figured the boiling process removed the chlorine and other treatment things aside from minerals from the water... not true?

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Old 01-26-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting! I was wondering how you store the filter when not in use and how long it lasts? Thanks!!!

I take it apart to empty it and to dry out the filter untill next time.

The next time i use it i'll drink the water before I brew.

I have only used it twice. Two brews in two days.
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:14 PM   #17
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How many gallons can you filter before you have to replace the cartridge?

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Old 02-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #18
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Here's what I came up with for water filter. I wanted it to hook up to the sink so I found a hose thread adapter that threads into the spigot on the sink. I used the higher grade vinyl tubing instead of garden hose. I have to thank Dude for the filter body. He brought it with him to last year's NHBC and we used it for an oak Randall. Dude gave it to me after and I just didn't have a use for it until now.
I just got done filling 10 gallon jugs for tomorrows brew and I love it! I used to filter the water from my refrigerator and that tool a long time. Also, the filter for my fridge is over $60 and I was able to get 2 carbon filters for this set up for $10!
Oh and thanks johnsma22 for the idea!

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:56 PM   #19
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RichBrewer...

Have you considered installing that filter permanently in your line? That way you don't need to have it sitting in the sink. Depending on where you brew you could simply run a hose directly to the kettle from the faucet. You would also have clean water for drinking and other uses.

One has to wonder if it wouldn't just be worthwhile to install it like it supposed to be installed... as a whole house filter. I think you only need to change it every 3 months and they are CHEAP.

Personally - I also use the same whole house filter between the kettle and the fermenter (5 micron spun fiber) and it keeps everything out of my pump and most of the break material out of the fermenter. I just toss the filter as it is completely clogged.

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You spend $3 on every batch on a spun filter for break material? I have to say, that's rather wasteful and I don't think it's worth the money or trouble. You'd be better off using hop bags and letting the cold break get into the fermenter.

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