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Old 06-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #41
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granted that nobody probably wants to add more potential problems to the heap, especially when they're preventable for a few bucks. But just incase anybody's unsure:
They are actually preventable for free. As I said earlier, disconnect the hose and fill from the spigot. Zero dollars spent, perfectly safe.

 
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #42
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Well, all these replies have been duly noted! At present, shifting water in small quantities to the kettle isn't THAT bad. My queries are also for the future - I'm going to erect a brew shed, and running back and forth will be a pain. Nice to know now what piping I need to be going for!

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #43
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I brewed with water from a new garden hose once. It was the worst beer I have ever had. It tasted like a rubber hose. I had to dump an entire batch of rye IPA that cast me like $40 to brew. I would not recommend it. I would even go so far as to rinse thoroughly any potable water hose that was used.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:49 PM   #44
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Every time I look at this thread an add for the expanding pocket hose comes up. Maybe it is a sign.

 
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #45
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My cousin has a carboy carrier

http://morebeer.com/search?search=Carboy+carrier

So he uses his carboy to lug the water from A to B.

I buy 10 1-gallon jugs of spring water b/c it's easier to carry. Eventually I'll invest in the marine hose and filter.

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:20 AM   #46
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I brewed with water from a new garden hose once. It was the worst beer I have ever had. It tasted like a rubber hose. I had to dump an entire batch of rye IPA that cast me like $40 to brew. I would not recommend it. I would even go so far as to rinse thoroughly any potable water hose that was used.
Must've been cause it was new. I do it all the time and have a friend who used to be an AHA judge who says my beers are competition worthy. I'm sure all brands of hose are not created equal...

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #47
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Done it and it was the only beer I ever dumped. It tasted the way the inside of the hose smelled.

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:39 AM   #48
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Depends on the hoes

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:40 AM   #49
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Depends on the hoes
Yeah, you never know with them hoes.

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #50
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Or just buy a filter housing and filter at lowes and put garden hose fittings on it cost me about 40 bucks to build.
That looks like a good setup, i want to do something like that. Couple of questions...

Each filter lasts more than one brew day right? So how do you stop the filter growing bacteria and mold when it is sitting around not in use. Since it will be wet is that a problem?

And then same thing with the pvc piping. Are micro-organisms a problem?

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