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Darren

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Howdy,
I am currently looking into purchasing a rainwater tank. I like the look and size of the new "plastic" tanks. One apparent problem with these tanks is a plastic taste in the water.
Anyone have an idea as how to scrub the plastic flavours?
cheers Darren
 

Jazman

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i would try boiling the water before using inthe mash to sure as i got a galv tank
 

Batz

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I don't think good plastic rainwater tanks taste plastic
 

GMK

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I agree with Batz

I had a bushmans 500 gallon Rain water tank in Canberra - no problems.

Brewed with the water straight out of the tank....
 

Asher

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My parents installed a plastic rainwater tank. It was installed in summer so they filled it with hose water let it sit for a month and then emptied over a month or so on the garden. This initial rinse got rid of the plastic tase well.

Asher for now
 

johnno

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Well if i didn't rent and had my own place. I would get as many of these as possible.
The way they are starting to charge for water I reckon these are going to get very popular in the coming years.

cheers
 

SJW

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I got a fibreglass one and it is fine, but i would rather brew with tap water anyway. In Newcastle our tap water is great, so why bother risking a bad brew with tank water?
 

chiller

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If you have a "taste" in the water from your tank, most of the time that taste can be removed using an activated carbon filter. It will slow the flow from the tank but the water will be wonderful. If that doesn't work..... check the gutters.

Steve
 

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