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Old 10-17-2006, 02:59 AM   #11
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I usually buy jugs of water for the ease of measuring, pre-sanitized, and convienence.



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Old 10-17-2006, 08:09 AM   #12
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It's less than $4 for costco's 6 gallon case of water. Works great. If you do your boil with 3gals tap water and add three gals bottled water to the fermentor, you'll get about 5 gals total volume and will only spend an extra $2 for water.



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Old 10-17-2006, 10:44 AM   #13
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My advice:

Have your tap water tested, and use a water filter to remove anything you don't want in it. Heck with buying jugs of spring water and such! Sounds like a logistical nightmare

Get a filter and live happier

I don't filter my city water, it tastes great anyway and any nasty stuff is killed in the boil anyway

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Old 10-17-2006, 11:01 AM   #14
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I've used tap water filtered through a PUR filter for years...(yes, I change out the filter...)

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Old 10-17-2006, 01:08 PM   #15
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Actually, it is carbonated quite well. I didn't know what to expect with my hodge-podge water use. Not bad. But not exactly what I wanted either. I'll find one. I will keep having to force myself to "try" other homemade brews....no problem with that.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:12 PM   #16
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Well water has no chlorine........

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:27 PM   #17
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For my first brew I bought 6 one gallon purfied water jugs for 1.15 a peice. After that i saved the gallon jugs I orignally used and now use the water purifying machine that most grocery stores have convieniently located by the front entrance. A gallon of purfied water from these machines costs 25 cents thats just as good as any name brand. just my 2 .01's.

I thought about doing that myself but I was wondering about sanitization.
I figured I'd be putting water into unsanitized bottles..........if that matters

I've been using bottled spring water at 75-85 cents per gallon.

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Old 10-18-2006, 12:50 AM   #18
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Brewno,
I was thinking the same thing,
about the plastic water jugs sitting around.

I let the last dozen dry, and replaced the tops.
I was wondering if Idophor-ing them out and rinsing with 'bottled water',
right before I go fill them at the 'water store' out in the parking lot of the Kroger, would be helpful.
Hmmmm

Or just drying and replacing the top???

Or, Idophoring three 5 gallon carbouys,
rinsing and using the 'big-uns' for the water haul?
That sounds good if they weren't so dern heavy.
I could load and unload them with the wheel barrow!~


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Old 10-18-2006, 01:46 AM   #19
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I've used tap water filtered through a PUR filter for years...(yes, I change out the filter...)
You know that you can use the filter a few times....When its done, pop out, and put back in. It will reset itself. I reused one 4 times once, and the water still had zero Chlorine smell.

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Or, Idophoring three 5 gallon carbouys,
rinsing and using the 'big-uns' for the water haul?
That sounds good if they weren't so dern heavy.
I could load and unload them with the wheel barrow!~


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J.Knife, that got me to thinking. I posted these links before in a thread where someone was asking about transferring wort in the back of their pickup truck after brewing at a friend's house. Either of these could be sanitized with Iodophore and would be much easier to handle than a carboy. Still heavy, but not as fragile as a carboy, and would hold up to wheel barrowing.

five gallon plastic collapsible water bottles
six gallon Jerry can

The first option, the collapsible container, is not even expensive when you consider how long it would last. A couple of these would do fine, I think.


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