From the HBD Archive
From: Dr. T. Andrews <ki4pv!tanner@uunet.UU.NET>
Subject: Re: Chlorine
Date: 1989-08-23 10:39:33 GMT

I personally don't like chlorine in the water. I use bleach to
sanitize, but then rinse with well water.

In many areas (this one, for instance), the city water contains
far too much chlorine. It is probably best, if you get any of it
on you, to wash it off immediately. I suspect that this stuff, if
used un-treated to top off a batch of beer, would be bad: it might
kill the yeast, and it would surely slow them.

People who are on city water are advised, therefore, to find a source
of well water. (Mine's hard, with just a hint of sulphur, but it's
great for making beer.) If you have an artesian well near-by, use
its water. If not, visit a friend who lives out in the country and
carry home a few gallons (make sure he's not on a water co-op of

If you really want to ruin your beer, though, stop by the office and
I'll supply you with DeLand city water.

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