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Old 03-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hey guys I know there's a few from Albany at least, was just wondering if you have gone through the trouble of having the water checked and if you treat it at all?

 
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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Shameless bump since no one looks at this section?

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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I don't live in Albany (live on the other side of the river - East) so I can't comment on Albany's water. I have a well, the water tastes ok, but I having been using water from Spring Avenue, after which I noticed an improvement in the taste of my batches. I also was in the same time frame going from extract to all-grain, so at some point I will need to do a controlled experiment (do two parrallel batches, one with my well water and one with water from Spring Avenue).

I've had some interesting conversations there (Spring Avenue) with people who are filling up a few water jugs and I am filling 8 5-6 gallon containers.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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I don't live in Albany (live on the other side of the river - East) so I can't comment on Albany's water. I have a well, the water tastes ok, but I having been using water from Spring Avenue, after which I noticed an improvement in the taste of my batches. I also was in the same time frame going from extract to all-grain, so at some point I will need to do a controlled experiment (do two parrallel batches, one with my well water and one with water from Spring Avenue).

I've had some interesting conversations there (Spring Avenue) with people who are filling up a few water jugs and I am filling 8 5-6 gallon containers.
East Greenbush here,where you at?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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West Sand Lake/Averill Park area.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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West Sand Lake/Averill Park area.
haha we are minutes apart. Small world

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:57 AM   #7
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haha we are minutes apart. Small world
Sure is...I just PM'd you with some additional detail and I also noticed your ball lock keg thread.
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