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Old 10-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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We had to have a new well drilled yesterday. I lost a true friend that was the base for many awesome brews. Now I'm going to have to buy "Wally Water" until the newbie settles down and I test what's coming out of the tap. Right now it tastes like a swimming pool.

 
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Just take water from the lakes to the west of you.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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I feel for your loss. But it should be gone in 24 hours if you use plenty of water.

 
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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You'll be back to normal in no time. Unless they had to drill deeper and went into some undesirable strata, you're bound to be better off than we are. Water here is perfectly drinkable, but loaded with dissolved calcium and iron- unsuitable for brewing. I have to shell out about $4 for RO water from the grocery store for every batch. Just be very glad you don't have sulfur......my father-in-law lived in NW Ohio, and when someone took a shower the rotten egg smell was quite noticeable for a while.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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That rotten egg smell is the worst. Yeah, I'm hoping this clears up in a couple of days. Our well is only 40-50 feet deep.

 
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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I feel for your loss. But it should be gone in 24 hours if you use plenty of water.
I have a wife and 3 daughters. Going through lots of water is not a problem!

 
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