Removing that $%@! Chlorine
I live in an area with great water for pale beers, and great water in general… except for the chlorine.
My previous way to prepare beer was to use a 1/2″ hose from my refrigerator dispenser to a fermenting bucket. Then, I had to carry the buckets to the basement brewery to use. Last time, I did this the night before, which was good from the standpoint that the filter in the fridge is crap and had my wife’s ultra-sensitive palate complaining of the chlorine flavor. Sitting overnight allows the chlorine to leave the water.
Not one to want to carry heavy buckets of water around (especially since I’ve recently been diagnosed with a major back injury) and wanting to brew again, I decided to fix that problem once and for all. Enter the whole-house water filter.
After running water through the plumbing for several minutes and bleeding the air out of a few other faucets, I handed my wife a glass of tap water and asked her to drink. She looks at me, smiles, and says “nothing”.