Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

General Category => Equipment and Software => Topic started by: colinsmith on January 13, 2010, 03:15:49 AM

Title: water filters
Post by: colinsmith on January 13, 2010, 03:15:49 AM
I am just setting up a (new) brew room in my new house.  I want to use a chlorine filter on the water line coming into the sink.  Anyone have any good suggestions for what to buy?
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: realbeerguy on January 13, 2010, 05:17:53 AM
I use the GE attached to the end of a RV hose.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: Hokerer on January 13, 2010, 02:14:20 PM
chlorine filter on the water line coming into the sink.

First thing to do is check with your municipality supplying your water and find out if they use chlorine or chloramines.  Most these days are moving to chloramines.  If so, it means a much different filter than what will filter out simple chlorine.

Probably a lot simpler to just use Campden tablets - they wipe out both chlorine and chloramines.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: blatz on January 13, 2010, 02:16:58 PM
I use the GE attached to the end of a RV hose.

+1, then campden after that.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: dhacker on January 13, 2010, 06:03:04 PM
I have well water so chlorine/ chloramines are not an issue. I do use a sediment filter followed by an activated charcoal filter for my house and brew water. IF you decide you need a filter, here is the place I get my supplies. Good prices and service . .

http://www.waterfilters.net/
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: euge on February 27, 2010, 07:31:42 PM
Yes Campden tablets are the shiznit.

There's all sorts of inexpensive setups that can be adapted from readily available inline filters found at Lowe's or Home depot.

Here's an example: http://www.waterfilters.net/Filters/wholehouse/wholehouse.htm (http://www.waterfilters.net/Filters/wholehouse/wholehouse.htm)

I just purchased the $150 Whirlpool RO unit from Lowes. Plans are to dilute my alkaline & high ppm city water so I can brew in the 10 SRM range instead of 20...

Plus it just tastes better.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: k4df4l on February 28, 2010, 08:41:01 PM
We've got pretty hard water that's treated with chlorine.  I got a pretty cheap under-sink unit from Lowes that filters the cold water supply and it was a great move...wish I did it sooner.  It has made a great difference for everything from beer to soup to coffee!
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: jwatkins56550 on March 17, 2010, 09:39:26 PM
Ive read that filtering through a carbon filter slow enough will remove chloramines....it states that on the morebeer website for their water filter.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: chlaire on December 01, 2010, 08:36:49 AM
I also use GE water filter at home. I suggest that you try to search online what is the best water filter to be used. But one of my friends recommended to me the alkaline water filter.
Title: Re: water filters
Post by: richardt on December 01, 2010, 02:27:36 PM
Keep in mind that campden tablets are bad for acetal quick disconnects (if you use them).