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Old 11-17-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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do i have to sanitize bottled spring water that i'm using to top off with?

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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I never did,& the beers turned out fine.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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I always buy whatever spring water is on sale, and I've never sanitized it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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ok cool. i've been hearing conflicting info. brewing tonight. trying to get my info straight.

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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+1 for never sanitizing bottle water. Always worked out ok for me. I did chill it so I could cool my beer down easier.

 
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:20 PM   #6
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I think you kind of hear both because of the better safe than sorry and beer is robust camps. Both are fine, it's a personality thing I think.

Could you get an infection from your top off water if you don't sanitize? Probably. Is it common? No. There are lots of people who do it either of the two ways. Personally I spritz the top of the jug and cap area with star san to sanitize the part of the bottle that the water might flow over just like I do my yeast vials, but then I do not boil the water.

 
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