I just make kids six and under sign a release before I allow them to imbibe any of my leaded homebrew since lead is a lot more harmful to kids in that age range than to beer drinking adults. Oh, I also make pregnant woman and nursing woman sign releases also, but unlike the kids they really shouldn't be drinking anyway.regular garden hoses have lead in them, read the label. Get yourselves a RV/ Marine hose, they even say "Lead Free" on them. OBTW....lead is tasteless
I have a whole house water softener inline. The water to the bibs does not go thru it and definitely has a (tested) different chemistry. That being said, ive brewed with both tap and hose water and cant detect a difference in the beers.any hose will get you 'hose water taste' if you let the water sit. I use a 6ft hose for brewing and I hang it up to dry after use.
The water from the hose bibb is the same water that comes out of your kitchen faucet and in your toilet.
I apologize if you already know this.
Yeah, but that's the water softener, not necessarily the hose. If you were to collect water from the hose, then remove the hose and collect water directly from the tap, I'll bet you'd find no appreciable difference.I have a whole house water softener inline. The water to the bibs does not go thru it and definitely has a (tested) different chemistry. That being said, ive brewed with both tap and hose water and cant detect a difference in the beers.
I'll take the word of the EPA over some random Bing results.
It's a statement, you post the same thing over and over, word for word. I do read every post, and here is this guy " lead is tasteless"," lead is tasteless" OK!!! I got it the first time!!!some people don't read every post, I am one of them.
I fixed your post.
Craigtube uses a green garden hose.I recently finished a brew stand that will allow me to move my operations from my kitchen to my backyard deck. I'd like to fill my HLT with water from my garden hose. Anyone else do this without issue (or for that matter, anyone do this WITH issue)? I ask because I know garden hose water can have a detectable flavor and I'm sure there's bacteria in there, but those buggers will get killed off I'm sure.
I went ahead and ordered an RV hose. It's funny because I never thought this topic would be so divisive!g-star said:Craigtube? Seriously?
It amazes me that people will build elaborate rigs, buy the finest ingredients, control fermentation with a freezer/digital controller, and then use unsafe, foul-tasting water from a standard garden hose for the primary ingredient in their homebrew.
I use RV hoses and a filter, and then I use Campden because I know our water company uses chloramines.I'd worry more about chlorine/chloramines in unfiltered tap water run through even an RV/Marine hose affecting the final taste over a hose taste.
I use an RV hose with a filter for brew day. Before that I used bottles of spring water from the store.