- Feb 20, 2021
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Which do everyone use I get some saying tap is fine to brew with and others saying no way ! Is it worth it for the money
Half a tablet in 5 gallons is more than enough.Is it about 1 campden tablet per gallon and at what stage do I add it please
Have a look at this thread Beginners Guide to Water Treatment (plus links to more advanced water treatment in post #1) | The HomeBrew Forum It mentions the kits you need to measure Alkalinity and Calcium. Somewhere there is a post showing how to use them.My tap water tastes great but I have wondered what it'd be like to try some of the local springs. If anyone knows of a cheap testing kit I could collect some and test it.
My tap water is extremely hard and pretty chlorinated. My mum wont drink it when she visits and even we will give it a miss occasionally (they must add extra bleach after weeing in it on those days)....
Im only a few brews in but for around £5 a brew, Id rather use Tescos Ashbeck than end up with a kit I cant drink. I know campden tabs are an option but I like the convenience and certainty of mineral water - plus I re-use the bottles for Turbo cider!
Tbh we shop in Tescos and I’m usually time poor so for the sake of c.£2, convenience wins. Plus all that extra plastic fills up my recycling bin leaving less room for empties....!5£ a brew , go to Aldi or Lidl their bottle water no more than 30p for 2 Litre bottleswith kit remember you already have out perhaps 2 litres of boiling water to your extract