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Old 11-29-2011, 02:23 AM   #1
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I'm looking to use better water for brewing and read that some ppl use charcoal filters. Does anyone do this? Is there a way to hook one up to the spigot of a hose?

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:27 AM   #2
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Probably you may have to find an adapter at a hardware store depending what type you get, I would get one of those camping drinking water hoses though, regular hoses really are not intending to drink out of, but if they are flushed it probably really doesnt matter.

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:29 AM   #3
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Do you guys use hose water?

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:34 AM   #4
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I would avoid using a garden hose, look for an rv hose. http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-W01-5...sr=1-2-catcorr

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:38 AM   #5
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What's the difference between this and a garden hose?

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:43 AM   #6
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You can build a filter with different attachments from parts at the hardware store. I found this article in BYO a while back and built it. It works great and you can make it however you want. I made mine a U shape and hook it over my brewpot.

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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I use this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/wate...r-setup-29145/

You need to run the water through this slowly (3 or 4 minutes per gallon) to get the most effective filtering. After I filter the water, I also treat it with potassium metabisulfite (700 mg per 20 gallons) just to be completely sure I have gotten rid of all the chloramine.

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:16 AM   #8
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THIS is hard to beat for convenience. You might be able to build one a couple of dollars cheaper.. but.. considering time and gasoline..
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:48 AM   #9
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You want to use RV water hose because a garden hose will leech bad flavors into the water and your beer. As for filters, This is what i use: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hand...5-00-a-253462/
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:59 AM   #10
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THIS is hard to beat for convenience. You might be able to build one a couple of dollars cheaper.. but.. considering time and gasoline..
Hmm... this could solve many of my problems. Does the charcoal affect mineral content and water chemistry other than chloramine?

 
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