« on: April 22, 2012, 10:58:27 AM »
I was talking to a fellow commercial brewer the other day and I mentioned the fact that it would be nice to make a kolsch but that you really needed at least part RO water to brew one properly (at least with our local water). He said to me that, yeah, if you are trying to win BJCP medals that's important but if you are just brewing for the public you just get it as close as you can. I didn't completely agree with him but I do see where he is coming from.
As far as the whole house filter goes, we use three whole house filters in a daisy chain. we will move up to a professional system eventually but can't right now. we have tested our water and no chlorine shows up on the test.
I'd love to go with some RO system but they are expensive and I have never really been comfortable with the amount of waste water they generate.