Originally Posted by BeantownR6
i see alot of posts about water profiles when doing AG. all my extract brews i bought bottled water. i can afford the extra 5 bucks and rather not use faucet water.
for my first partial mash, is bottled water ok to use? do i need to worry about water profile if i use faucet water?
Water profile is MUCH more important for mashing than it is with extract.
I use filtered water from safeway. I just fill up two 5 gallon water jugs and I'm ready to rock. It only costs $1.50 for 5 gallons.
I'm beginning to use the 5.2, although my beer turns out fine with just the filtered water.
I'll eventually get my filter installed, but I really don't trust the pipes at my house.
For top-off water, I always use bottled water, either in 1 gallon or 2.5 gallon size. A little extra cost, but much less of a PITA than boiling and cooling water.