Water in Champaign

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Water in Champaign

Postby OtherTim » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:51 am

I moved to Champaign last week. I'm hoping to get a brew in this weekend, but I was curious if I should avoid using the tap water here, treat it with campden tablets, or if the tap water is typically fine. I ask because my tea this morning has an off flavor that I've noticed in the water.
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Re: Water in Champaign

Postby Anthony » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:49 pm

The water is good, pretty middle of the road for the purposes of brewing, but you do need to filter or treat for chlorine/chloramine depending on the time of year. This is usually the time of year that Illinois American Water briefly switches to regular chlorine.
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Re: Water in Champaign

Postby OtherTim » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:06 am

Good to know, thanks!
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