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Maheel

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was planning a brew night tonight i was filling a bucket for a plant and saw this.... :icon_vomit:
the picture is not as yellow brown as the actual water

normally my tap water is quite good looking


might have go buy 30L of water :(

and just drink beer all day to be safe :)

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was planning a brew night tonight i was filling a bucket for a plant and saw this.... :icon_vomit:
the picture is not as yellow brown as the actual water

normally my tap water is quite good looking


might have go buy 30L of water :(

and just drink beer all day to be safe :)
Where abouts are you? Do you have a broken water main in the neighbourhood at the moment???
 

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hawthorne BNE

i looked up the street and looks fine but must be an issue nearby i reckon
 

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Just throw some hops in, it already looks like an apa :icon_drunk:
 

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Just throw some hops in, it already looks like an apa :icon_drunk:
haha i was thinking the same :icon_chickcheers:

rang urbane cowboys and reported it...
 

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Where abouts are you? Do you have a broken water main in the neighbourhood at the moment???
Our water looked like that one night fairly recently, but by the next morning it was all OK again, when I rang the water-company they said it was caused by a broken main not too far from here.
 

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Our water looked like that one night fairly recently, but by the next morning it was all OK again, when I rang the water-company they said it was caused by a broken main not too far from here.
I did a brewday with a bunch of other brewers at my place and the mains delivered a similar effort on the day.
Oh the derision (bastards).
Still the beers brewed were drinkable.
 

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Same here Maheel ,the water looked like that a while ago but cleared up the next day.
 

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was planning a brew night tonight i was filling a bucket for a plant and saw this.... :icon_vomit:
the picture is not as yellow brown as the actual water

normally my tap water is quite good looking


might have go buy 30L of water :(

and just drink beer all day to be safe :)

I'm in Brisbane's inner north and I've had similar colours coming from my taps on my last 2 brew days, however after running the taps for a good 5 or 10 mins or seems to clear up.... Don't know what's causing it, but I'm glad my landlord pays water usage!
 

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G'day fellas,

A little off topic but do you think there would be any benefit in using natural spring fed water for brewing? I have access to some pretty amazing water sources in the Central Highlands down here in Tas but do you think there would be any noticable difference?

Just a thought..
 

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i ran a second bucket 1hr after that pic and it was a lot worse with big chunks of crap in it

urban cowboys (utilities) came out and flushed the mains and left a card in my mail box

water looks much better

but i am going to run the hose a while this arvo to clean out the lines into the yard
 

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Maheel, what are those urban cowboys you speak of:

Google reveals all sorts of weird results, but none that would match your description.
 

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G'day fellas,

A little off topic but do you think there would be any benefit in using natural spring fed water for brewing? I have access to some pretty amazing water sources in the Central Highlands down here in Tas but do you think there would be any noticable difference?

Just a thought..
Haven't you seen the Boags ads?
 

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Maheel, what are those urban cowboys you speak of:

Google reveals all sorts of weird results, but none that would match your description.
http://www.urbanutilities.com.au/


lol this mob of over paid time wasters... they charge us heaps for some dirty water...

but i do appreciate that they get rid of the stinky brown stuff...
 

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youre lucky. in Adelaide we dream about water like that. looks triple filtered to me :]
 

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brew a coopers clone. should hit that muddy river water flavour profile that needed.
 

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http://www.urbanutilities.com.au/


lol this mob of over paid time wasters... they charge us heaps for some dirty water...

but i do appreciate that they get rid of the stinky brown stuff...
Come to the Bay my friend..............closer to CB and our own supply fresh and sand filtered from straddy.......ahhh the serenity!
 

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G'day fellas,

A little off topic but do you think there would be any benefit in using natural spring fed water for brewing? I have access to some pretty amazing water sources in the Central Highlands down here in Tas but do you think there would be any noticable difference?

Just a thought..
If I had spring fed water as an easy source I'd be using it!

Water is the major ingredient in beer, so it can make a good difference. The only thing if you are making AG you would need to get it analyzed, and adjust the number as needed.

QldKev
 

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