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Old 03-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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I am currently using my tap water to brew with, and i want to get a water filter to take the chlorine out of the water.

I would like to keep using my water, as it is overall, very good water (Im a water engineer, so i try to keep support my people... know what i mean).

Anyone know where to get a cheap carbon filter? I was thinking about a shower head filter so i can just screw it on and off.

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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I use an Aquasana AQ-4501 and LOVE it, but I don't know if they have a regular ol' carbon type filter.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:11 AM   #3
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I've been using the whole-house filter made by the Omni Corporation. They're effective and reasonably priced, and the filters (in a variety of applications, including carbon for your chlorine) are widely available, or just order them from their web site. About 6 months ago, I helped my son install the Omni whole house unit for a carbon filter, since they had the worst chlorine in their water supply I'd ever tasted. Worked like a charm.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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I use a blue RV filter. It screws right to my rig and white RV hose. Woks great and they are cheap and I can get them at many different local places.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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ebay. search for Ro/di filter. any of the units that use 10" filters will work. get one with clear filter housings, so you can see when to change the carts.

I get 0 TDS water from mine. Absolutely clean H2O. But I use it for my fish tank, not brewing.

You could go the cheap route and build one from parts from HD/Lowes. Go to the water filter section and piece together a couple of housings, then get one prefilter (1micron) and a carbon block. It will probably cost about $60-75. You can get a cheap 3-stage RO/DI from ebay for $100.

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Old 03-08-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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If all you need is chlorine removal, I'd go with an inline ice maker filter.
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I use a blue RV filter. It screws right to my rig and white RV hose. Woks great and they are cheap and I can get them at many different local places.
Exactly what I was going to recommend. I also use an RV filter and the white potable water hose. You can even buy RV filters and potable hose at WalMart in the automotive/RV section. They are cheap and disposable. What's funny is I see some setups with water filters and a regular green garden hose.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:51 PM   #8
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how well do those RV filters work?
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how well do those RV filters work?
Good enough to remove chlorine and brew with.

 
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:07 PM   #10
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any recommendations regarding brand of RV filter? I see Watts and Camco are probably the most popular.
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