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Old 11-14-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Since I am doing a partial boil I am concerned that the portion of water I dont boil into wort might be at risk for infection. If I use bottled spring water it is already sterile right? I am thinking that I simply have to sanitize the outside of the bottles before I pour them directly into the primary. Since there are about 3 gallons.

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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I haven't had any problems doing that so far. Water you buy from the store should be perfectly safe to use for top off.



 
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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we have nasty well water here so I always use bottled water. never had a problem with not boiling top off water

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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awsome, this is what I wanted to hear. Im off to brew my first batch! Thanks!

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use spring water because they don't tell you what's in it. Wish it would be mandatory to llist the mineral content on side

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #6
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I wouldn't use spring water because they don't tell you what's in it. Wish it would be mandatory to llist the mineral content on side
What about RO water?
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #7
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What about RO water?
With extract batches, it doesn't matter. You can use spring water, RO water, etc. As long as it's chlorine and chloramine-free and it tastes good, it's fine to use.


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