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Fat Bastard

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I've been using boiled and cooled water for the yeast rinsing process, and I am now getting in troube from SWMBO for storing bottles of boiled water in the fridge and taking up space. It's hard enough keeping beer in there!

Can I just buy a slab of cheapo supermarket bottled water and use that, or is it not sterile or has too high a mineral content or something? I've seen some reference to using it around here, but nothing definitive one way or another.

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Yob

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no need to pay for it mate, I keep a 2L jug full of cooled boiled water at all times with glad wrap lid and a rubber band and keep it on the shelf in the shed.. at ambient as this is the temp you will be rinsing at...

hopefully?
 

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I have used cheap bottled water on a number of occasions without an issue but cooled boiled water is cheaper.
 

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Cooled boiled water is exactly that, doesn't need to be refrigerated. Supermarket water works too but why pay more?
 

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I have and still sometimes when i cant be bothered filtering and boiling my rainwater.

I grab small mount franklin bottles pack on special, FYI it has next to nothing in regards to mineral content. Pretty sure Frantelle has a pretty good levels of minerals and prob not ideal for storing yeast, i think peats ridge has reasonably low levels as well.

I make the assumption that a freshly opened bottle is as close to sterile as needed for my use.
 

Fat Bastard

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Unfortunately I brew in a small flat, so space is a massive issue. We've got an RO Water plant at work, so if I had my druthers, I'd fill a cube and use that, but unfortunately a lack of space rears it's ugly head. I could put it in the store room downstairs, but of course, that's for beer!

I'm thinking the bottled water might be good because I can just jam the bottles under the sideboard until I'm ready to use them, thereby having a ready supply of clean water and creating domestic harmony in one fell swoop. Unlike leaving jugs sealed with gladwrap and old softdrink bottles everywhere.

Cheers,

FB
 

Ducatiboy stu

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Whats wrong with tap water...works for me.
 

kymba

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What about soda water? I think I've seen 1L bottles of black and gold for under 1 dollars
 

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perhaps sterilise some bottles,then boil some water ,cool it,bottle it and store in the bottom of a cupboard (away from a light source).
make the best of limited space .
dunno about the need to refridgerate the water?,but i guess if need so bung what you need in fridge before you start .

........cheers......spog.....
 

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I rinse my yeast with cooled, boiled wort.

By chucking the whole lot in the next batch.

If you can taste 20ml of trub in 20L of beer you're a freakin weirdo. Stope being so girly and make beer.
 

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I'm with Frothie, you're assuming it is sterile. Pretty sure it's just bottled tap water.

Go nuts and fill a few spare tallies and cap them!!
 

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