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Old 08-06-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
Jul 2010
Northern NJ
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My tap water is not suitable for brewing as is. I normally do 5 gallon batches with Poland Spring. I do have a bottle of Campden tablets.

My extract boil is usually 3 gallons and I top off with 2 gallons of cold water.

If I use 1/4 tablet in my boil will it also remove Chlorine and Chloramine from the entire batch when I add the top off water?

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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Apr 2009
, Texas
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Add the campden tablet into the water you want to declorinate before you use it to brew. Palmer says, the de-clorinization of water using campden tablets is near instantaneous. i have don it with very good results.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:08 AM   #3
May 2011
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yeah, just drop another 1/4 tab into your top up water and let it do its thing while you're boiling the main batch.

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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1 tablet should be able to treat 20 gallons of water.

I always let it sit overnight.

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