Originally Posted by dcodd87
Is there any way for to to treat the water that will not break the bank?
if not I know I can buy gallon of water for about 1.00$. 5-6$ extra each brew is nothing
I did this the first time I brewed and have saved the bottles to get them refilled at the Reverse Osmosis water dispenser outside the store for $0.35/gal. Its cheaper that buying new bottles every time. If you're going to go that route, check the machine to see if it was serviced/cleaned recently to ensure the filters are clean.
Also, if you're going to be buying filtered water, you might need to adjust it a bit with gypsum or other minerals to achieve the proper pH. Lots of threads on water quality on this forum.