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Brewing with rainwater
« on: March 18, 2010, 11:26:48 AM »
Five Seasons Brewery brews with rainwater collected from their roof based on article from CNN.

Claims by brewery of it being the key to good beer.

Maybe for a Pilsner. They have to add salts otherwise.

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Re: Brewing with rainwater
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 11:34:56 AM »
Interesting...
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Re: Brewing with rainwater
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 02:45:21 PM »
Depends on where you are and from where the wind is blowing. Rain water is generally considered too polluted for brewing w/o treating it first. But it's cool to see that there are breweries who got it to work for them.

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Re: Brewing with rainwater
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 03:40:36 PM »
Five Seasons Brewery brews with rainwater collected from their roof based on article from CNN.

Claims by brewery of it being the key to good beer.

Maybe for a Pilsner. They have to add salts otherwise.

Seems like they'd have all the salts (and smoke, grit, bird poopie, etc.) that they'd need  ;D
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Re: Brewing with rainwater
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 04:18:04 PM »
I looked into collecting rainwater for similar reasons, it turns out that alot of the asphalt shingles
used have anti-mold chemicals in there that can be very toxic in certain concentrations. I changed my
mind in trying it. But I have a small shed that just has a metal painted roof. That's where I'll make my
attempt.

I hope that they are making sure that their collection system does not add toxins...or they process it
to make sure it doesn't have any.
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Re: Brewing with rainwater
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 10:54:06 PM »
According to the piece on CNN they have a special filtration system so the water is very pure and safe. However, they have halted the water's use until a state inspector can be hired.

IMO it's about sustainability. Probably they are using it for dilution. WAG ???
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