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Old 07-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Up to this point I have just used campden tabs but lately I have been thinking about using a carbon filter for my brewing water. I have seen plans for using a shower head filter Bed Bath & Beyond - Culligan Shower Filter Replacement Cartridge
and I'm also considering a cartridge filter setup that I'm thinking that I could swap out the filter for filtering beer also.

What are all of you using?


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Old 07-18-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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I don't filter my water, but I'll point out that a "house filter" can also be used as a hop randell without too much extra work.


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Old 07-19-2009, 06:31 AM   #3
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I use a PUR water filter on the faucet.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:42 AM   #4
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I use about 75% reverse osmosis water 25% tap water to add some minerals, plus a dash of table salt.

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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I did, but now I use Campden tablets. Of course, as hard as my water is, I need to buy it to make anything lighter than a porter.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #6
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I use RO or Distilled water and build the profile with salts.

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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I run mine through a whole house filter with a charcoal filter in it.

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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I use a Culligan RV water filter.



  • Culligan RV-600 RV Water Filter Purpose:
  • Produces healthier, better-tasting drinking and cooking water on the road in your RV
  • Granular activated carbon filter reduces chlorine taste and odor, bad taste and odor, and sediment
  • The Culligan RV-600 is a disposable filter
  • Culligan RV-600 Recreational Vehicle Water Filter System Information:
  • The Culligan RV-600 comes with the standard garden hose coupling and a 12-inch flexible hose.
  • 3 gallons-per-minute maximum flow rate
  • The Culligan RV-600 filter cartridge is 9.75" in height and 2.75" in diameter.
  • Culligan RV-600 Recreational Vehicle Replacement Filter:
  • The Culligan RV-600 is a disposable filter. The filter can be replaced with the Culligan RV-500 water filter. The Culligan RV-500 does not have the 12-inch flexible hose.
  • The Culligan RV-600 recreational vehicle water filter lasts up to 2000 gallons. The water filter life also depends on the quality of your water.

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:52 PM   #9
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I use a charcoal house filter for brewing. My LHBS is also a brewery and they said thats what they use for their beers, so I figured it must be good enough for mine.

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:50 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I use a Culligan RV water filter.



+1, it's cheap and easy to use.



 
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