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Offline chezteth

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Deionized water for brewing?
« on: June 02, 2016, 04:46:24 PM »
Hey all,
  I might have access to deionized water for brewing. I brew all grain. The water is put through a water softener then an RO filter then finally through the DI filter.
  I realize I would have to add minerals as I would when using RO water. Is there a reason I couldn't use deionized water?

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Brandon

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Re: Deionized water for brewing?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 05:13:49 PM »
I use distilled water to sparge and treat it for the mash.

The difference between distilled and DI water in our application is pretty much negligible.

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Re: Deionized water for brewing?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 05:19:31 PM »
Good point. It concerned me because stainless steel pipes are needed to move DI water. I wasn't sure how those properties would effect the mash, if at all.

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Re: Deionized water for brewing?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 05:20:50 PM »
I'm assuming I would select distilled water in Bru'n Water for mash adjustments?

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