I've been having problems with my brewing water (I think). I've using water straight from the tap (in Seattle). Here's a post where I described the water problems I've been having:
In a nutshell, it's a tubing-like taste. I also had a friend describe it as metallic.
I'm going to be brewing this weekend, and I'd like the beer to not have these issues. I've got a few water options:
1) My parents' well water (it tastes really good, but I don't know a lot about it)
2) Buy water from the store
3) Spring water from a secret place in Seattle (a friend told me about this) (I don't know a lot about it, but it comes straight from a spring)
It seems like the safest way to to would be store water. What kind of water should I get? I'll be brewing a high-grav english barley wine.
Any thoughts on the other options?