I've done that with water out of the tap, but I do sanitize the jug I'm filling. I wouldn't add water that's been sitting in a britta filter, but I can't really say if that's causing a problem.
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The carboy is on concrete in many pics. Carboys on concrete scare me, just a little bump on the concrete could cause a broken carboy. Get a milk crate for the carboy, or at least a brew hauler (nylon strap carrier).
I think you fellows are correct - probably can't circulate chilled glycol fast enough to do the job right.
I think it would be cool to get my own glassware too, but then you have disclaimers like this:
"Glassware capacities are approximate and should not be used as a standard of measure. "
Where can you get glasses that have a fill line on them? I like those.
those are the British pint glasses usually. pubglasses.com has them.
Using a glass carboy and rubber stopper with rye in it.
I opened it once a couple months ago to add oak that was soaked in rye but that was a couple minutes max.
Where are you seeing that category description? Here is the link to the trademark search results for Strange Brew. They have only registered the category "beer" (in addition to the retail category).