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Old 11-28-2007, 04:52 AM   #11
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I top off with Philly tap water without boiling. Now I have a tail though

 
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CallMeZoot

For those of you who use tap water -- do you boil it first or use it straight from the tap?
.......re-sanitize my stockpot after a pregnant stripper drops ....
chris.
Out of the tap.
My strippers aren't pregnant so you're on your own there.

 
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #13
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i live in pikesville and have used tap water a couple times in a pinch and never noticed a difference.

 
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have used exclusively Baltimore City Tap water. I usually do my top-off water through a filter, though. I think it can lend a uniqueness and consistency, i.e.: all of my beers taste like "my beers," for better or worse......

 
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:26 PM   #15
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We use city tap water but filter it first. Baltimore uses chloramine, but I haven't noticed any off flavors from it. I know one of the more beloved Baltimore micros also uses city water.

 
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:49 PM   #16
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which one is that? Brewer's? or Clipper City?

 
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #17
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which one is that? Brewer's? or Clipper City?
Brewer's Art, or so I hear.

I'd worry more about the chemicals added than any impurities in the water, except I usually remember to RDWHAHB.

 
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #18
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Ironically, having just posted yesterday about how I don't worry about B-more water, I just read this today:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/loc...s_yahoo_head_1

Apparently my favorite Baltimore micro (rumor has it) DID have some trouble the last time Baltimore drew its drinking water from the Susquehanna, rather than its reservoir system. Don't know the specifics and I wasn't homebrewing then, just something that came up in a casual conversation.

 
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #19
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I remember when they opened the pumps from the Susq. Water clarity was poor and definately an off flavor, plus they upped the chlorine. Filter time guys!

 
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:13 PM   #20
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Yikes...I think I have some brewing to do before Tuesday......

 
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