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Offline flbrewer

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Water Filter Question
« on: March 22, 2016, 04:28:12 pm »
I'd like to purchase something like this https://www.morebeer.com/products/filter-canister-housing-10.html
but have some questions on hooking my garden hose to it.

I know that this filter uses 1/2" FPT fittings. I'd like to be able to hook up my hose(s) to it with some sort of SS or plastic QDC.

Any guidance on how best to do this? I suppose only one side of the filter would be hooked to my hose, the other could be any length of silicone tubing.

Thanks in advance, I am not keen in the fittings department!


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Water Filter Question
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 04:31:05 pm »
https://www.morebeer.com/products/water-filter-kit-10-inch.html

3/4 garden hose fitting. Be sure to use a hose rated for drinking water. Also, the slower the flow, the better the filtering.
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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 04:41:10 pm »
https://www.morebeer.com/products/water-filter-kit-10-inch.html

3/4 garden house fitting. Be sure to use a hose rated for drinking water. Also, the slower the flow, the better the filtering.

Steve, I saw this. I don't want to use the brass fittings.

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 04:47:25 pm »
Why? Fear of lead? Brass fittings are fine for water.

You can use stainless fittings. McMaster might have a stainless garden hose fitting, or you could use cam locks with barbs. Bargainingfittings.com has great prices on cam locks.

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 04:54:04 pm »
If you search "water hose quick connect" lots of options come up. Most are brass but some are plastic. Not sure if the plastic ones are safe for drinking water.

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 05:00:17 pm »
Why? Fear of lead? Brass fittings are fine for water.

Yup, and I think that's debatable. FWIW, there is a reason I use a marine hose (drinking water hose) like you mentioned over a garden hose. Even if those fittings on the water filter were lead-free, this only means it's reduced to .25%. I realize the ethanol I'm drinking will most likely do more damage in the long run  :o

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 05:40:22 pm »
I feed my brewery from a frostfree stand pipe using an RV hose. Unless you spend a ton they are about worthless. I'm replacing mine soon with reinforced vinyl tubing. Much more durable

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 05:41:55 pm »
Isn't lead banned from Brass these days?
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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 05:43:24 pm »

Isn't lead banned from Brass these days?
up to .2% by weight is allowed. I wish Palmer read these forums.

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 05:45:06 pm »

Isn't lead banned from Brass these days?
up to .2% by weight is allowed. I wish Palmer read these forums.
One could always pickle the brass fittings. Or look for SS.
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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 05:47:59 pm »


Isn't lead banned from Brass these days?
up to .2% by weight is allowed. I wish Palmer read these forums.
One could always pickle the brass fittings. Or look for SS.
Exactly. I also think the issue is with long contact times. If using and putting away, contact time will be minimal.

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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2016, 06:03:33 pm »
I wish Palmer read these forums.


+1.  Justin, there was an excellent presentation on homebrewing toxicology at last year's NHC. Put to rest whatever concerns I had. Here's the link. The whole presentation is good, but the section about brass is addressed on pg 21:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/presentations/pdf/2015/2015%20AHA%20Homebrew%20Toxicology%20-%20Debunking%20the%20HIdden%20Dangers%20of%20Chemicals%20in%20Your%20Brew.pdf


BY FAR the biggest toxin we should be concerned about in brewing is the alcohol itself.
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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 07:36:01 pm »
I wish Palmer read these forums.


+1.  Justin, there was an excellent presentation on homebrewing toxicology at last year's NHC. Put to rest whatever concerns I had. Here's the link. The whole presentation is good, but the section about brass is addressed on pg 21:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/presentations/pdf/2015/2015%20AHA%20Homebrew%20Toxicology%20-%20Debunking%20the%20HIdden%20Dangers%20of%20Chemicals%20in%20Your%20Brew.pdf


BY FAR the biggest toxin we should be concerned about in brewing is the alcohol itself.

Surprising how often that part is overlooked.
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Re: Water Filter Question
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 08:52:24 pm »
Your local hardware store will have PVC adapters to transition from NPT to garden hose.  PVC (and CPVC) is the standard for home plumbing in most states now.
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