Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How safe is hose water?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-08-2013, 02:39 AM   #11
billpaustin
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 286
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Get a drinking water grade hose, RV'ers use these all the time.

__________________

This is fun :)

billpaustin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 02:43 AM   #12
PackerfaninSanDiego
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
PackerfaninSanDiego's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ramona, California
Posts: 1,087
Liked 116 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

regular garden hoses have lead in them, read the label

__________________

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

PackerfaninSanDiego is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 03:03 AM   #13
sniperd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bedford, New Hampshire
Posts: 206
Liked 22 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

I have an all rubber hose from Sears. I would think that would be pretty safe as long as I run some water through it?

__________________
sniperd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 03:17 AM   #14
Ramitt
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ramitt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 1,011
Liked 50 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 156

Default

Water is a key ingredient to beer, buy an inexpensive rv water hose, they start under 10 on Amazon 25 for 50 feet.

__________________

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! - Bill Owen

Ramitt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 04:34 AM   #15
Bookworm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: , Iowa
Posts: 147
Liked 34 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I barrow the RV hose from my camper for outside drinking water all the time. A new Python fish tank cleaning hose works good also. Or you can buy the clear hose and the compression fittings to make one of your own. I had a used Python that saw a lot of service running water to the cooling jacket on a condenser coil, took a lot of abuse and worked for a long time.

__________________
Bookworm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #16
LandoLincoln
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandoLincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Joliet, IL
Posts: 2,025
Liked 474 Times on 283 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Camco 22833 Premium 5/8"ID x 25' Drinking Water Hose

$19.44 at Amazon. Works great.

__________________
www.jolietbrewersguild.org
LandoLincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 04:42 AM   #17
andy6026
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 650
Liked 98 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 46

Default

have your wife or friend fill up two pint glasses - one from the hose and one from the kitchen and then have them do a blind taste test on you. If you notice an unpleasant difference then go buy a fancy hose like others are suggesting. If you don't notice then put your hose in the pot and fill 'er up.

__________________
andy6026 is offline
sniperd Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 04:49 AM   #18
kh54s10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 6,479
Liked 568 Times on 483 Posts
Likes Given: 155

Default

I use this one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Element-1...e#.UbK3j_mW-So

__________________
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #19
Demus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,153
Liked 141 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy6026
have your wife or friend fill up two pint glasses - one from the hose and one from the kitchen and then have them do a blind taste test on you. If you notice an unpleasant difference then go buy a fancy hose like others are suggesting. If you don't notice then put your hose in the pot and fill 'er up.
Best answer to this thread! Lots of opinions here but no one has really answered the question. Try the test, see for yourself. If you can't taste it in a glass of water, you won't taste it in your beer...
__________________
Demus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #20
Leithoa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Akron, ohio
Posts: 299
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Demus, the question wasn't whether or not the water tastes fine, it was is it safe. Packersfaninsandiego already answered 'No' by saying garden hoses often contain lead. In addition to lead this LA Times article found many hoses containing pthalates and other nasty chemicals.

Water doesn't have to taste bad to be dangerous to your health. So again as Packersfaninsandiego said: Read the label on your hose to make sure it doesn't contain lead or other nasties.

__________________

1°: Graham's English Cider, Cider; 2°: Mango Melomel; Conditioning: Banana wine, Cider, Orange/Clover blossom mead, Cyser, JAOM, In like a Lion RIS ; Drinking: In like a Lion RIS

Leithoa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is my water safe? Frige Brew Science 2 02-20-2013 09:45 PM
Garden Hose Faucet safe? bduane General Beer Discussion 14 10-14-2012 05:31 PM
Is my tap water safe? badbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-05-2011 02:30 AM
Blue silicone heater hose safe? brewzombie Equipment/Sanitation 7 05-13-2011 01:05 PM
Drinking Water Safe Hose Brutus Brewer Equipment/Sanitation 23 10-14-2009 07:12 PM