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euge:
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.

beersk:
Interesting...

Kaiser:
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.

Kai

hokerer:

--- Quote from: euge 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.

--- End quote ---

Seems like they'd have all the salts (and smoke, grit, bird poopie, etc.) that they'd need  ;D

rabid_dingo:
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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