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Jethro 66

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Hi all.
Living in Adelaide,we haven't got the "greatest" water going around.
Basically my question then is............what is the "best water" in Adelaide to brew with?
Years ago when I was regularly brewing,I just used water through our "Puratap" system.........like most people here,had some good ones and some crappy ones..........
Anyone go to the trouble of bottled / cask water?.............rainwater?
Interested in all points and opinions :)
 

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Yeah Adelaide water is a bit crap, heavily chlorinated and quite alkaline but after doing a test brew with Marble Hill cask water I honestly couldn't tell the difference. We're on filtered tank water now thank god...

If you're worried though grab some brew water from the West End Brewery dispenser - bloody cheap and I've got mates who swear by it. Money goes to charity as well which is cool.
 

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You could always consider installing a reverse osmosis system and then building your water profile from a blank slate. Not as complicated as it sounds.
 

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Jethro 66, what brewing method are you using? Are you doing kits or all grain mash brewing?
 

Jethro 66

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just doing kits in the basic fermenter, with a bit of temp control,via fridge / heat pad as required
 

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Water quality wont make much if differnce to kits. Adelaide water is good for making ale.
 

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