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Old 12-27-2007, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default Boil store bought top off water?

Tomorrow I am going to be buying my top off water from the grocery store for the first time and I am just wondering if you guys recommend I boil and cool it or do most of you just add it as is. I assume it will be Poland Spring or Deer Park.


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Old 12-27-2007, 04:39 AM   #2
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I generally freeze it then add to help cool down wort. I never boil. Seems to work ok.


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Old 12-27-2007, 04:43 AM   #3
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I've always have just poored them in with no problem.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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No need for it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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I've never boiled it and I have had no issues.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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Depends. I've seen people pick their nose and then fondle the spigot on the bulk filtered water machine at grocery stores.

but if you're buying the pre-packed 1 gallon jugs, that stuff should be safe enough.
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I've always just added it. Boiling can't hurt since it will sterilize and removed oxygen. Its just another step thats not totally necessary...
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thanks for your responses. just adding the spring water beats going through the extra step of boiling tap water and letting it cool.


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