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Old 08-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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what are the effects of chlorine and chloramine on the flavor of my beer do i need to boil extra time to get rid of the chlorine? chloramine takes tablets to get rid of.

If i do not get rid of these chemicals will is adversely affect my beers flavor?


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Old 08-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Not getting rid of them WILL adversely affect your flavors. Imagine a fresh box of plastic bandaids - been there, done that. It's nasty.

My water is so far off, I gave up. I go to the extra expense of bottled spring water when I'm making beer.


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Old 08-06-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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so my best bet is to use distlled water. or does regular bottled water work?
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so my best bet is to use distlled water. or does regular bottled water work?
I use distilled for extract batches and bottled spring water for all grain.
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Im on city water and I just filter it through a britta filter and it works pretty well.
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If you are doing extract, distilled is OK. For all grain it is better to use spring water. You need the minerals.
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if you are doing extract, distilled is ok. For all grain it is better to use spring water. You need the minerals.
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