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Old 02-24-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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How many people doing extract and or extract plus grain brewing kits with two gallons of water add sterilized water to their two gallon concoction at the end of the boil? In a perfect world I can see why using sterile water makes sense, but do most folk actually take the time to boil the water they add?

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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I never did. I have wonderful tap water, and used it. I use it for all my wines, too.

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I just buy the spring water at the grocery store .60 cents a my tap water tastes like a butthole
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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I used to get spring water from a local spring before going AG. With the need to know my water profile I went with municipal water treated with campton to remove chlorimines. I too have great municipal water (soft) and have to add salts to acheive a particular water style.
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I always used bottled water.

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I either boil my make up water the day before and chill it in a sanitized plastic bucket my cold room or I use bottled water.
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I just finished a quickie, Maclay's 56. 2 gallon boil, late extract add & top off with tap water. The water here is about as pure as it can be, so I don't worry.

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Old 02-25-2007, 04:36 AM   #8
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All my water comes from a well. I boil it and chill it, always.
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I use bottled water since my tap water tastes nasty and I'm too lazy to preboil the extra water. If you do add preboiled water just remember to aerate really well since boiling gets rid of all the oxygen
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:35 AM   #10
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Generally the rule of thumb is, if the tap water tastes good, it will brew good beer. If the tap water tastes bad, either drink bad beer or buy bottle water

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