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Old 20-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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Does water treatment really make a noticeable difference.. Was thinking of getting a ro system to start with a blank canvas water profile but wondering is there really much of a difference to your Brews when doing water treatment and second question is a 3 stage ro system enough or do you want 4 or 5
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Old 20-11-2017, 06:54 PM   #2
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Does water treatment really make a noticeable difference.. Was thinking of getting a ro system to start with a blank canvas water profile but wondering is there really much of a difference to your Brews when doing water treatment and second question is a 3 stage ro system enough or do you want 4 or 5
A 3 stage RO system (with DI) will strip your water of most impurities.
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Old 20-11-2017, 07:40 PM   #3
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I use a little portable 4 stage system which leaves the water about 7ppm tds. A 3 stage probably would be good enough though.

As for your question about making a difference, water treatment won't magically make a bad beer good, but it can definitely be an improvement. There are other factors which are probably more important (sanitation, good yeast management, temperature control etc) but it's definitely worth doing in my opinion.
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Yeah I have all them other boxes ticked and am loving my beers I'm making. But as Christmas is coming am thinking of some gift ideas and stuff to take my brews to next level was thinking ro system and mixed gas regulator going get myself mixed gas in the new year for my stouts
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I bought mine years ago from collins water products limited, who're a bit cheaper than RO-Man. It's a 5 stage drinking water system, with a storage tank, but I removed the 5th stage as it was just another carbon filter to have to replace. Made no difference to the taste of the water. I get my replacement filters off eBay usually, and recently upgraded the membrane and also flow restrictor to 150 gpd.

There's nothing portable about it though, it fills the cupboard under the kitchen sink, along with our HMA filter system.
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F122094639916 how does this one look okay do yas think
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F122094639916 how does this one look okay do yas think
I have that exact same one.
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Just wondering how much waste water do these produce, say for getting 30l of brewing water out of them?


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I have that exact same one.
What size system did you go with and connection type do you just start gathering the water the evening or morning before you plan to brew
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A LOT, as in if you are on a water meter you may want to not get one and buy it from your local aquarium store. It's somewhere around the 7:1/8:1 region, a good flow restrictor helps though (it slows down the flow of water through the waste, increasing the efficiency of the membrane), if your water pressure is low then a pump on the inlet can help quite a bit as well by increasing the pressure across the membrane.

If your more concerned for environmental reasons though, you may just want to brew beer that suits your tap water.... Or find a use for the "waste" water rather than putting it down the drain, end of the day it's just a little bit harder than it was going in.
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