Brewing outdoors has been a real pleasure lately. But I'm breaking my back getting water from the kitchen to the kettle. I really don't fancy running a nice new PVC hose through my house from the kitchen tap outside to it.
How safe is hose water? It would be pretty practical for me to run a garden hose off the end of an external mains tap, straight to the kettle. Any leaks, its ok, its outside. My concern is not with the water itself, but the insides of the garden hose! Has anyone had any experience brewing with water from a garden hose?