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Old 03-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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I'm currently designing the brew area at my new house, and unfortunately it looks like it will land in my garage. The good news is that there is enough space in there to make it semi-permanent, the bad news is that it's detached from the house by over 100'.

In the past, I have used bottled water for my brews with great results. But as I go to larger batches, purchasing 15-20 gallons of water seems less feasible. Not to mention more wasteful and a pain in the backside to pour.

We have a good filtration system in the kitchen, but moving that water to the garage also seems unfeasible.

I can't plumb the garage (too many hurdles to do it legally), but am considering running a long garden hose in there and hooking up a filtration system and a sink that dumps into the yard.

So with that in mind, I'm wondering what all of you do to get your water into the HLT.

Any and all suggestions for how I could rig a decent/temporary water supply to a severely detached garage are all appreciated!

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What about an RV hose attached to your hose bib on the house?

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Attached garage. Plumbed hot and cold off of the water heater. Having hot water in the brewery is life changing.

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Last time I used garden hose water I its had that garden hose taste to beer, oddly as that is I thought it would have boiled out.

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RV Filter on my hose faucet in a marked fermenter.

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Last time I used garden hose water I its had that garden hose taste to beer, oddly as that is I thought it would have boiled out.
They have potable water hoses. Haven't used mine, so I'm not sure if it's better or not.
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I like the idea of a potable water hose and a decent filtration system. I'll have to look into the cost of a really, really long one....

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I like the idea of a potable water hose and a decent filtration system. I'll have to look into the cost of a really, really long one....
I have been using the RV Hoses for going on 4 Years now. Go to any RV store and you can purchase them. They are special Drinking Water Sanitary Hoses that come in 25 ft. sections.
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I have a couple of RV hoses, a 10' and a 25'. I also use them for cleaning kegs, so I don't get chlorine from my PVC-lined garden hoses. I bought mine at Wal-mart.

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Bought both my water filter and potable water hose at Walmart's RV section.

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