Re: Really Hard Water
- Household and industrial Reverse Osmosis systems do a great job of
reducing the mineral content of water to near-zero. Chlorine and
Chloramine are also eliminated by the carbon filters integrated into
That said, some minerals are necessary for the yeast, so I typically
brew beer with a mix of 80% RO water. (Water in my area is Extremely
hard >250PPM hardness) The use of backset has eliminated the need to
do little more than carbon filter my "other" brewing water, however.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "David" <david@...> wrote:
> Just have to pipe in here. If anyone is conserned for whatver reason
> about their hard water you CAN use an ion exchange typical hardware
> store water softener with the simple substitution of Potassium
> chloride instead of sodium chloride (salt). Slightly more expensive
> but works as good and not detrimental to yeast. This will have the
> beneficial effect of also supplying additional needed potassium to
> your wash as a byproduct. Hope this helps someone. D.