Author Topic: water filters  (Read 2269 times)

Offline colinsmith

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
water filters
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:15:49 PM »
I am just setting up a (new) brew room in my new house.  I want to use a chlorine filter on the water line coming into the sink.  Anyone have any good suggestions for what to buy?

Offline realbeerguy

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 285
  • Golf & drink beer with your friends
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 10:17:53 PM »
I use the GE attached to the end of a RV hose.
Member Savannah Brewers League & Lowcountry MALTS

Bluffton SC

Offline hokerer

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2639
  • Manassas, VA
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 07:14:20 AM »
chlorine filter on the water line coming into the sink.

First thing to do is check with your municipality supplying your water and find out if they use chlorine or chloramines.  Most these days are moving to chloramines.  If so, it means a much different filter than what will filter out simple chlorine.

Probably a lot simpler to just use Campden tablets - they wipe out both chlorine and chloramines.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2010, 07:30:29 AM by hokerer »
Joe

Offline blatz

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2619
  • Paul Blatz - Jupiter, FL
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 07:16:58 AM »
I use the GE attached to the end of a RV hose.

+1, then campden after that.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

BJCP National: F0281

Offline dhacker

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 684
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 11:03:04 AM »
I have well water so chlorine/ chloramines are not an issue. I do use a sediment filter followed by an activated charcoal filter for my house and brew water. IF you decide you need a filter, here is the place I get my supplies. Good prices and service . .

http://www.waterfilters.net/
Just brew it...

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7396
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 12:31:42 PM »
Yes Campden tablets are the shiznit.

There's all sorts of inexpensive setups that can be adapted from readily available inline filters found at Lowe's or Home depot.

Here's an example: http://www.waterfilters.net/Filters/wholehouse/wholehouse.htm

I just purchased the $150 Whirlpool RO unit from Lowes. Plans are to dilute my alkaline & high ppm city water so I can brew in the 10 SRM range instead of 20...

Plus it just tastes better.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline k4df4l

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 60
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 01:41:01 PM »
We've got pretty hard water that's treated with chlorine.  I got a pretty cheap under-sink unit from Lowes that filters the cold water supply and it was a great move...wish I did it sooner.  It has made a great difference for everything from beer to soup to coffee!

Offline jwatkins56550

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 02:39:26 PM »
Ive read that filtering through a carbon filter slow enough will remove chloramines....it states that on the morebeer website for their water filter.

Offline chlaire

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 01:36:49 AM »
I also use GE water filter at home. I suggest that you try to search online what is the best water filter to be used. But one of my friends recommended to me the alkaline water filter.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2010, 01:21:24 AM by chlaire »

Offline richardt

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1227
    • View Profile
Re: water filters
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 07:27:36 AM »
Keep in mind that campden tablets are bad for acetal quick disconnects (if you use them).