using tap water?

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mikes_brew

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anyone use straight tap water for brewing and topping off? specifically anyone use St. Louis tap water? I am reading Miller's brew book and he states it is low in chlor. and overall pretty good water.

anyone in STL use the tap?

thanks:tank:
 

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I asked this question when I started. The general consensus was if you're doing extract brews and your tap water is drinkable, then you can brew with it. I filter my drinking water through a PUR filter to improve the taste, but don't bother when brewing since it would probably take 4 hours to filter that much water through a pitcher filter, and my brews turn out fine. If you're really paranoid you can pre-boil your tap water....
 

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I have good water coming from the Upper Trinity, no filtering and it's great
 
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thanks guys!

that is what I have been doin'. thanks for the quick response!


drinkin':nut brown ale EX, APA
ferm: none
bottled: brown ale ex :tank:
 
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