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Old 08-08-2014, 07:09 AM   #11
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Oh ok. So has anyone ever used water straight from the tap and their batch come out ok?

I mean the water that you add to the wort to bring to 5 Gals.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:15 AM   #12
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Oh ok. So has anyone ever used water straight from the tap and their batch come out ok?

I mean the water that you add to the wort to bring to 5 Gals.
A LOT of people top off from the tap and have it come out fine. It's just really not the best policy, sanitation-wise. You are still increasing the risk of infection that way.
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A LOT of people top off from the tap and have it come out fine. It's just really not the best policy, sanitation-wise. You are still increasing the risk of infection that way.
I've got all fingers and toes crossed then! Live and you learn.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:27 AM   #14
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I have made several dozen batches with two plus gallons of tap water top off. You will be fine. Welcome to the addiction... Er I mean hobby!

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I started with the ice bath method and as you have experienced it is just a waste of time. During my boils i usually produce 3.5 to 4 gallons of wort, so what I do is boil a gallon of water and pour it in 2 plastic ziplock bags and freeze it. I also keep 1 gallon of clean drinking water in the fridge just in case i need to top off more. I have even bought bags of ice when i get too lazy to boil/freeze water and dump them in the bucket to cool. Some people may frown on it for risk of infection, however, i have done it several times and have never had a problem. Hell, one time my phone accidentally fell out of my front shirt pocket and into the fermenting bucket and I panicked and stuck my whole arm in the wort to fish it out and it was one of the best batches i have made. If you have the money for a wort chiller go for it, but using ice and/or cold water for top off is much faster than an ice bath and works fine for me.

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