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Old 07-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #11
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Most cities use chloramine, not chlorine, because it doesn't easily gas-out of the water, even when boiled. Whether you boil or not, campden tabs are advised to avoid chlorphenols in the finished beer
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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I would worry more about filtering your water. I top off with unboiled all the time and no infections. I make sure to filter all my water though, but that's because I have well water. It doesn't taste horrible unfiltered but it doesn't taste great, so I don't take any chances with my beer.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #13
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IMHO filtering the water is an absolute must. Boiling is good, but filtering is even more important due to the chloramine/chlorine. Just my experiences.

But regarding boiling or not... remember a few months ago hearing reports of people dying by using netty pots without boiling the water first? I.e. basically injecting tap water into their sinuses to clear them out. Turns out there can be some killer bacteria in your tap water. Hey, i'm just sayin'!!

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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IMHO filtering the water is an absolute must. Boiling is good, but filtering is even more important due to the chloramine/chlorine. Just my experiences.

But regarding boiling or not... remember a few months ago hearing reports of people dying by using netty pots without boiling the water first? I.e. basically injecting tap water into their sinuses to clear them out. Turns out there can be some killer bacteria in your tap water. Hey, i'm just sayin'!!
i think that was in Louisiana, they have special water there.

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