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Old 10-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
Aug 2006
Boerne, Texas
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Hard or soft water. Good, bad or no difference?

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Old 10-23-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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For extract brewing, if the water tastes ok, don't worry.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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The corollary, of course, is that if it does not taste good, try something else.

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Old 10-25-2006, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
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And to add to what david 42 said.. it would depend on what style you were trying to brew if you were doing all grain.

IE; Pilsener = soft water....Stout = harder water
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