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Old 11-05-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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Who uses tap water for their beer?
I've read recipes where they add more tap water to cool the wort after boiling. Will the tap water contaminate your wort after boil?

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Old 11-05-2007, 06:46 AM   #2
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Who uses tap water for their beer?
I've read recipes where they add more tap water to cool the wort after boiling. Will the tap water contaminate your wort after boil?
If you run a search you will find a lot of threads about water. In my opinion if your water is good enough to drink it is good enough to brew beer.

I have used strait tap water for all my brews and no problems or off flavors
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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If the water is no good for the beer then it's probably not drinkable.

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Old 11-05-2007, 07:46 AM   #4
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If your asking if you can top off with cold water straight from the tap....maybe. I think one of the infections I've had was caused by this. I boil a couple gallons of water prior to brew day, put in a sanitized container to let cool for a day and add that to my beer, if needed.

I'm not real anal about cleanliness, but what goes in the wort need to be sanitized/pasteurized, etc

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Old 11-05-2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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I use tap water all the way through, which means it gets boiled - I wouldn't top up anything with it before boiling it first.

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Old 11-05-2007, 07:51 AM   #6
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Who uses tap water for their beer?
I've read recipes where they add more tap water to cool the wort after boiling. Will the tap water contaminate your wort after boil?
I brew with filtered tap water, but for topping off I use bottled spring water. So far, so good.

Personally, I wouldn't use tap water for topping off unless it had been boiled first.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:08 AM   #7
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Tap water has always worked fine for me. I always used it to top up my partial boils and never had any problems with contamination, knock on wood.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:24 AM   #8
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I used boiled Tap water.

Edit: My tap water is Spring water.

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:05 AM   #9
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PUR filtered tap water here. Taste yummy yo drink as water and yummy as beer!

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Old 11-05-2007, 12:01 PM   #10
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When i brew i use tap water. When topping off, i use one gallon jugs of springwater..

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