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Old 05-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Jacksonville, FL HBers, do you use tap water?

I live in jacksonville, fl and have been using "drinking water" from the grocery store. We have very hard water hear. I have not had any tests, done, so I can't quantify the hardness.

Do any of my fellow homebrewers here in Jax use tap water? Filtered or unfiltered?

Just curious if I am wasting my money on bottled water.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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When I lived in jax, I used filtered tap water. No problems at all
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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I don't live in FL (Oregon actually) but I found that my beers improved significantly when I switched to tap water. I had been buying drinking water at the store but got lazy one day and decided to give the tap water a shot. Turned out great and I haven't gone back since. It's easier and saves money. I had Five Star 5.1 stabilizer and a campden tablet as the water is heating up.
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