Originally Posted by Fingers
...climbs the shaft.
uh huh huh huh huh...
+1 really to what he said. hops after hot break is the norm.
I boiled my tap water...but I'm anal like that. (heheheh, anal...)
How good is your tap water? tastey? or do you avoid drinking it?
the basics of brewing teach you to avoid risking contamination. tap water is a risk if its not boiled...but not a huge risk unless you have sketchy water that you already know about.
some boil boiled water...I find that excessive. you can always buy 2 gallons of bottled water, chill it in the fridge, and then that makes it easier to get the wort cooled the last 20-30 degrees.
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