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Old 02-16-2012, 03:11 AM   #21
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I've used a garden hose with no problems, no rubber taste, nothing. But ill read these articles u have
first 2 batches bottled last 2 garden hose no difference
that I can tell
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #22
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I'd rather fly, ride, and drive any day over drinking lead, but if you don't mind then by all means... knock yourself out!
Fair enough, but small planes burn leaded fuel so you better cross that off your list and motorcycles (atleast dirtbikes) have lead in the cases so those are out too.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #23
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For my own brewing, I use an RV hose attached to a cold water faucet inside the house, and run it through a sediment filter. However, I have a friend who has been brewing many more years than I have who routinely uses his garden hose - even in the summer - and brews fabulous beers with no off tastes from the hose at all.

Which of us is right? Either? Neither? I dunno but I suspect he'll continue with his garden hose and I'll continue with my RV hose. To each his own.

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I had a brand new rubber garden hose hooked to my wort chiller.The chiller had a leak. About 1 gal leaked into the wort before I detected it. After 3 weeks in the fermenter @ 62° & 2 months conditioning, it had a terrible medicinal taste. After another month I finally dumped it. This was a recipe & process that has been successful many times.

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #25
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I had a brand new rubber garden hose hooked to my wort chiller.The chiller had a leak. About 1 gal leaked into the wort before I detected it. After 3 weeks in the fermenter @ 62° & 2 months conditioning, it had a terrible medicinal taste. After another month I finally dumped it. This was a recipe & process that has been successful many times.
But how much of that was the hose and not just your water? Do you use your tap water for brewing?

I know that I would never use my tap without filtering it, even then I probably wouldn't.
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I never consume "hot" tap water! It carries heavy minerals over from inside the hot water heater tank, and it is said it can leach minerals and metals from copper water lines and other metal water lines. There has been a lot of debate on the issue, but personally when there is even a speculative chance that I might be drinking lead I choose not to drink water from a water heater. You should always be cooking with "cold" tap water, and it is said you should let the cold water run for a minute or two after using hot water to rinse it out, so to speak... Google it!
A friend I mine is a chef and he always boils cold water not hot water for the reasons quoted above.
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A friend I mine is a chef and he always boils cold water not hot water for the reasons quoted above.
^^ This. But if you don't, that is fine; it is your body/ health and you do what you want!
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But how much of that was the hose and not just your water? Do you use your tap water for brewing?

I know that I would never use my tap without filtering it, even then I probably wouldn't.
I use a 2 to 1 ratio of tap to ro water for brewing. My well water is very alkaline. The batches I brewed using all tap water were not medicinal, they were very harsh.
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I use a 2 to 1 ratio of tap to ro water for brewing. My well water is very alkaline. The batches I brewed using all tap water were not medicinal, they were very harsh.
Fair enough.
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Fair enough, but small planes burn leaded fuel so you better cross that off your list and motorcycles (atleast dirtbikes) have lead in the cases so those are out too.
If you fly and ride fast enough the lead tainted exhaust will be behind you! haha.. The fact is, just breathing the industrial, poluted air in our world is bad enough. That doesn't mean I want to throw caution at the wind and start chewing on lead based paint chips or drinking lead filled water!

I saw another person post this before, and I'm going to repeat it;

What do you gain by consuming hot tap water?
What could you lose by consuming hot tap water?
What could you gain by "not" consuming hot tap water?
What could you lose by "not" drinking hot tap water?

I like my odds better when "not" consuming it...
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