Carbon filter for brewing water?
  • scoobscoob
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    I'm moved in to the new house and am in the process of setting up a brauhaus in the basement.

    I will be piping cold water to where I will be brewing and was thinking of adding in an activated carbon filter to take care of chlorine and whatnot.

    I figure I would add a poll to get opinions, please let me know what you think and explain your thoughts!


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  • JerryJerry
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    What does your water taste like?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    find out if it chlorinated first.
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  • scoobscoob
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    What does your water taste like?



    find out if it chlorinated first.



    It's not bad drinking water, has the well water slight odor though, I can't taste or smell any chlorine.

    The city hall is literally at the end of our street. I'm going to see if the city well water is chlorinated or they use chloramine. I'm hoping simple chlorine.
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  • JerryJerry
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    scoob said:

    What does your water taste like?



    find out if it chlorinated first.



    It's not bad drinking water, has the well water slight odor though, I can't taste or smell any chlorine.

    The city hall is literally at the end of our street. I'm going to see if the city well water is chlorinated or they use chloramine. I'm hoping simple chlorine.


    Taste some chiled boiled water. If that's good it doesn't rwaly mater what they put in it... Unless you have a really bad taste in water, but if that's true your taste in beer will match.
  • C_BC_B
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    I like swag. That's why I said add one. Complicated!

    Also, run hot water too!!
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  • ThymThym
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    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too
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  • ThymThym
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    This. Way easy.
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  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.


    A) wtf
    B) if the laundry is already down there, aren't there water lines and drains accessible?
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.


    A) wtf
    B) if the laundry is already down there, aren't there water lines and drains accessible?


    Answer key:
    A) think less.
    B) they ,make really long hoses, but I guess pics are banned here.
  • scoobscoob
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    No laundry down in the basement so I'm going to have to pipe it in to the capped off stubs in the rafters.

    I will take pics tonight
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  • ThymThym
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    scoob said:



    I will take pics tonight



    Sweet
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  • scoobscoob
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    Home at last, time to take pics of an unfinished basement
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  • scoobscoob
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    Wow, shitty low light pics...
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  • scoobscoob
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    Here are a few pics..
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  • scoobscoob
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    Sorry bout the quality.

    This is the nook where the boiling will be happening, and the cold water pipe stub
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  • scoobscoob
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    And some brewing stuff.

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  • JerryJerry
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.
  • scoobscoob
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    They are empty for shipping, but on their way into the garage for storage now that it's cleared out.
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  • scoobscoob
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    The three full ones are on the back patio with the grill
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  • ThymThym
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    Unless you like kaboom.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    Unless you like kaboom.


    I prefer qwisp cerial
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  • ThymThym
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    So, those pipe stubs. You have hot and cold already down there? Just hook a couple valves on them and viola.
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