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Old 07-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Water from the grocery store machine.

I get all my drinking/cooking water from the machine in the grocery store. While I'm filling up my 5 gal. plastic water bottles I read on the label that it's basically filtered, reverse osmosis water (as I expected). But the final step is what they call "UV sterilization" which was probably defined by the marketing guys. I'm just thinking, if I sanitized my container first, this grocery store water is probably just as good for adding to wort after the boil as my current method using boiled then refrigerated water.

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Old 07-10-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Reverse Osmosis water is fine for top-off. I'm just curious what this "UV Sterilization" is. I don't think it would be a problem but you never know. Maybe you can get a URL form the dispenser and check it out on their website?

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UV sanitation is done with a high powered UV light . The water passes the light in a clear tube or vessel and the high UV kills bacteria they sell small units for home and camping. It doesn't effect the water at all .
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It is probably just fine for topping up. I'd only be worried that someone touched the nozzle after the UV sterilization.
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