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Old 03-29-2010, 03:39 AM   #11
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:31 PM   #12
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Do you have to boil or does the cold and pressure keep the water sanitary?
I never boil and everything works out. Maybe I should start?
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If she asked you for a glass of water, would you fill a glass from the faucet?

Unless you wouldn't drink the water straight out of the tap, I can't imagine there's any reason to boil the water. Do what you want to do, but strikes me as massive overkill.

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If she asked you for a glass of water, would you fill a glass from the faucet?

Unless you wouldn't drink the water straight out of the tap, I can't imagine there's any reason to boil the water. Do what you want to do, but strikes me as massive overkill.
This is true. If she were to drink all 5 gallons of water in a day, there'd be no worries. But it will take months to go through 5 gal of soda water.

Take a water bottle, starsan it if you'd like, and fill it with tap water. Wait 1 month. It will taste awful, and quite possibly start visibly growing things. I've seen glasses of tap water start molding after mere weeks.

The problem is, your pipes, your faucet, and especially your faucet aerator still harbor bacteria. Also, Starsan only sanitizes, it doesn't sterilize. Sanitize means massive reduction of bacteria, but not elimination. Even small colonies can grow into big ones if given time. By transferring at boiling temps, then putting it on CO2, the water only sees a sterile environment after it cools, so chances of infection approach 0.

Plus it takes 15 minutes, and I can do it while I'm mashing a batch of beer.
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Yeah, but it's going to be in the fridge, which will slow down the growth of anythign that's in the water. There's virtually nothing in the tap water for any bugs to feed upon. Your "glass of tap water" example is flawed because that's not a closed system, it's constantly having dust and mold and all kinds of crap landing on it (some of which is bound to be food for the mold).

I'd probably be going through 5 gallons in a couple of weeks, anyway.

If it's no problem, fine, but I'm still of the opinion that it's overkill.

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