Originally Posted by Tech211
I myself would never add water without sterilizing it first. It wouldn't matter whether it was an extract batch. Either way it's bound to have some nasties in it. You may or may not get lucky though.
I added bottled water straight to the fermenter for top up for over 200 extract batches and never once had an infection so I am thinking that he would have to be a lot more unlucky than lucky.
Beer is a LOT hardier than people give it credit for.
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