Water for Beer Brewing

“What is the best way to treat water to brew beer?“ I get that question a lot, and while beer is 91 to 97% water, the answer is “It Depends!” It depends upon a number of factors, such as (1) where you are geographically located; (2) whether you have well or city water; (3) whether your water source uses chloramine or chlorine; and (4) what type of beer you want to…

December 18, 2015
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What is the Best Way to Remove Chloramines from Your Water?

January 25, 2015

First of all, before you decide to remove chloramine, you need to understand what chloramine is. Chloramines are formed when a municipality adds a mixture of chlorine and approximately 20% ammonia to the water supply.  Many municipalities are changing to chloramine from chlorine because the chloramine is more stable as it does not evaporate like chlorine, even if it is a weaker disinfectant.  Additionally, chlorine produces disinfection byproducts (DBPs) known as…

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