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Old 10-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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Do I need to use filtered water or can I use tap water?



 
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:40 PM   #2
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some use tap water. I filter my water.



 
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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if your tap water tastes fine, it will brew fine.


sure, if you went all out with filters and water additions you could have a better beer, but it isn't worth the effort initially
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thanks when I first started brewing beer nothing like this was available great.

 
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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I don't think Filtered water would necessarily make a better beer. It all depends on what kind of tap water you have. A lot of tap water is great and can make great unique beer. It also depends on what type of beer you are making. Different water profiles are better for different types of beer.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:07 AM   #6
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I've used different types of spring water and tap water and I haven't noticed a difference. Unless you want to start building your own water, if it tastes fine then use it.

 
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:54 AM   #7
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depends on where you live. A lot of breweries just use tap water (Anchor for one)...Best is to get a water report, but you shouldn't worry about it. I think the rule of thumbs is if it looks good and tatses good it will make good beer.



 
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