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Old 02-25-2007, 08:23 PM   #11
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PUR filtered tap water....
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #12
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PUR filtered tap water....
glad this works cause I used it for my first brew attempt.

 
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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tap water with camphden tablets when i was doing kits, now AG so the tap water gets sterilised in the post mash boil. Still add the camphden tablets (1/2 tablet for about 8 gallons) this is the single biggest step i made away from the 'that crappy homebrew' taste , big thanks to DaaB at the brew it yourself forum for that tip.

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:24 PM   #14
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We're in a co-op water company that is on a 25 or so well system. Our water is excellent out of the tap but we do soften the water and use an R/O for the drinking water. Since they don't chloriniate the water I boil the water out of the R/O prior to use. Is that overkill?

It takes me about 24 hours to get 6 gallons of water out of that R/O anyway, so not boiling won't really save me any time.

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #15
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We've got great water over here in Oregon. I use it straight from the tap.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:56 PM   #16
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Cheshire's finest tap here.

Corporation pop as it's called.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #17
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I don't use tap water, but rather I use filtered water. i take the plastic bottles to fill them up and it only costs $0.25/gallon. No need to boil, as I've not had any contamination yet. (knocks on wood).

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:14 PM   #18
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so boiling water you add to your wort is not necessary? no worries about infection? my water tastes good so i could use it as is, is this correct. thus far i have boiled all of my water, but i am kinda lazy.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:07 AM   #19
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technically, it *could* be infected straight out of the tap. Most people, myself included, are too lazy to boil and wait for it to cool though, so we chance it.

You could check the water report from your water utility company and see how well they passed the bacteria screenings.

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:24 AM   #20
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I use reverse-osmosis filtered water from the grocery store. Refills are 39 cents per gallon. It's worth it to me to not have to treat my tap water (it has chloramine in it).
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