Chlorine/Chloramine

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Do you treat your water for chlorine/chloramine removal??

Yes, with campden tablets
4
20%
Yes, by other methods
14
70%
No
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Re: Chlorine/Chloramine

Postby brahn on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:21 pm

lexuschris wrote:My water report from Ward's had my 'Chloride' rating at 54 ppm. So, if I filter my water with a hard carbon filter, do I just zero out that field?
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p.s. I've never used Cambden tablets, but am wondering if I should. Bwarbiany, did you like the results?


My suggestion would be to send your filtered water in for an analysis.

If you're using a water filter that removes chlorine/chloramine, I don't see any reason to use Campden although it won't hurt anything. My filter said that it removed them on the label, IIRC.
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Re: Chlorine/Chloramine

Postby Greywolf on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:52 pm

I use a Brita countertop filter. The Brita website states that their filters remove chlorine and chlorimines, not sure if this includes chlorides (which are wanted if you are making a hoppy beer) Gypsum is CaSO4.

I will usually just add some gypsum if I'm making a hoppy beer, CaCl if I'm making a malty brew.... in my recent Bohemian Pilsner, I did not add any salts (as Pilsner has some of the softest water on the planet)
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Re: Chlorine/Chloramine

Postby bwarbiany on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:29 pm

Greywolf wrote:I use a Brita countertop filter. The Brita website states that their filters remove chlorine and chlorimines


In the link I posted they used a Brita filter and it didn't remove 100% of chlorine/chloramine. Still better than just letting the water sit out overnight, but not completely removed. Granted, that link was from '98, so I don't know if Brita has changed their filters in between and made them more effective.
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Re: Chlorine/Chloramine

Postby Greywolf on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:59 pm

One of the wish list items/projects for me in the new place is installing an RO system, either in the garage, or under the kitchen sink. Should cover all of the concerns. If I find a good deal, and have the coin, I may have it installed for the whole house. Will certainly save the scale build up... (if only there were unlimited funds....(
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