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Old 12-29-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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How many of you are using inline water filters to extract chlorine and chloramine from your tap water?

I'm looking to go all grain in the coming weeks, and the thought of buying spring water or bottled water for those batches seems silly.

Any particular brands/models/types you suggest?

I'm looking at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER. Any thoughts?

I appreciate any info/suggestions you'd be willing to give!
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Cool find, I was actually thinking about building one of these:

http://www.byo.com/stories/projects-...ilter-projects


Looks like the RV filter is rated at 2000 gallons for $20, I pay $0.89 / gallon of spring water....while the BYO version is significantly less expensive in the long run, this one still a lot cheaper than buying bottled water.

 
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #3
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+1 for both options. I have been looking at an in-line option for filtering. (setting the top half of my brita filter on a bucket and letting the faucet trickle into it was a real spill hazard.)
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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I have always just let the water settle for a day or two to remove chlorine (I don't have chloramine in the water).

Do you think that filtering will remove minerals necessary for good mashing along with the chlorine?

 
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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While I'm far from an expert, I don't think I'm going to have a problem with removing the minerals w/ a filtration system. Tons of people use water filtration on their taps to negate the need for letting it settle or buying RO water.

My city water SUPPOSEDLY doesn't contain chloramine, but I like to work on the safe side, anyway.

I'll be acquiring some basic pH balancers from a forum member w/ my new, used mash tun. I think dialing in things on the pH balance will be more important to achieving a level of consistency that is acceptable to me.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:03 PM   #6
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I used that same filter before going inline, it works fine for chlorine removal and won't "strip" minerals from the water.

 
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:02 PM   #7
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I used that same filter before going inline, it works fine for chlorine removal and won't "strip" minerals from the water.
Great to know!

I ordered it yesterday, w/ a 10' drinking water safe hose for under $30.

I'll be happy to move away from buying jugs of water.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #8
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This is a great find. Just received mine. It comes with a short length of drinking hose, and if you buy an additional drinking hose, you can set the filter up on your counter and push the water up into your kettle, much like the BYO build.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:08 AM   #9
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I use an undersink type active charcoal filter for all my water. My water is already super soft and requires mineral to be added anyway.

The filter itself should come with info about what it will take out. You don't normally have to worry about your filter taking out necessary minerals.

 
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:55 AM   #10
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This is a great find. Just received mine. It comes with a short length of drinking hose, and if you buy an additional drinking hose, you can set the filter up on your counter and push the water up into your kettle, much like the BYO build.
I received mine today. I think with both hoses, it'll work out just great for me, and rated at 2,000 gallons, I should be able to get pretty ample use out of it.

Just in time for my Saturday brew day!
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