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View Poll Results: What type of water do you prefer in your fermenter
Boiled 10 8.40%
Bottled spring water 29 24.37%
Tap water 65 54.62%
Other 15 12.61%
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
May 2006
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What is your preference for water added to your fermenter while cooling wort and topping off? Boiled, bottled spring water straight from the bottle, tap water straight out of the faucet or other, such as bottled but not necessarily spring water, or anything else you creative folks may use.

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Old 07-22-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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I use tap water that's been through a PUR water filter.
HB Bill

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Old 07-22-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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Same as HB. Gets rid of the chlorine.


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Old 07-22-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Jan 2006
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I have well, which makes the water a bit on the hard side, but is great for the yeast.

I plan to make a lager over the winter and will take the water off my softener.

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Old 07-22-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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I boil my spring/artesian water for top-off then allow it to cool.
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
Dead Guy clone
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*

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Old 07-22-2006, 04:16 PM   #6
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Oct 2005
Boston, MA
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I have a well with a whole house filter. I then boil it.

I have not made any beer without boiling it, but I am thinking of trying, just to see what happens.
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mini 1G Primary: nichts
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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Like HB said. Tap with carbon filter. But, doing AG it all gets boiled in the end...

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Old 07-22-2006, 07:37 PM   #8
Dave R
Mar 2006
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I use tap water that's filtered through activated carbon (or charcoal). Then I use Wardley's Chlor-Out to remove the chlorimines, 5 drops per gallon, neutralizes chlorine and chlorimines. I add this directly to primary bucket.

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Old 07-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #9
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I use well water that has gone through a neutralizer and a conditioner.

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Old 07-22-2006, 09:45 PM   #10
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Flat Rock Mich.
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I used to use commercial Spring water , till I realized it was the most expensive thing in my brew. Now I use tap water but I do full boils, and NEVER add to the wort, I just make sure I have enough to start with. My two cents worth
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Drinking on tap: , Vanilla Porter, and an American wheat ,Pale Ale
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