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Old 09-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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I plan to use distilled water.
Why?

Distilled water is often times more expensive than filtered or spring water, and the resulting beer isn't as good.

My tap water is chlorinated so I don't like to use it for brewing, but for about $4 I can get 5 gallons of filtered or spring water that works wonderfully!

[edit] I guess I should add that distilled can be ok for purely or mostly extract brews, as the necessary minerals will be concentrated in the extract too.

Reason: Added point about extract

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #12
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Why?

Distilled water is often times more expensive than filtered or spring water, and the resulting beer isn't as good.

My tap water is chlorinated so I don't like to use it for brewing, but for about $4 I can get 5 gallons of filtered or spring water that works wonderfully!

[edit] I guess I should add that distilled can be ok for purely or mostly extract brews, as the necessary minerals will be concentrated in the extract too.
I dont want to buy an RO filter and would rather build up the mineral content of distilled water than just accept whatever is in spring water (the savings for me is only about $2.50).

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:31 AM   #13
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Fair point. As long as you're not using straight distilled!

 
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