home water filtration?

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  1. oliver

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    I just ran a couple tests on tap water v. brita water. Brita seems to get the water somewhere between 5.0 - 5.4 pH, (a little pink aint it?, the tap was bright purple).

    So i'm looking for a filtered container that holds 4+ gallons for my small batches. Or some other solution to this. I've seen the tap filters, that could work out? Anyone around here filter their own water at home and care to share how they do it?
     

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    I use a 2 stage carbon filter I picked up from Lowe's. I think it's similar in concept to your filter. It's all I use to brew, and I don't do any treatments.
     
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    I use a very good carbon filter, 2 stage also and campden tablets just in case for chlorine taste, I also use 88% phosphoric acid for lowering ph, most times my ph starts at 8 and with the grain I only need 2.2 ml of acid to get it to 5.4 ish for 10 gallons of water
     
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    my brita filter is in a rather small pitcher. do you attach those carbon filters to your faucet?
     
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    I built one that has quick connects to a camping water hose and also comes apart, I brew out doors
     

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    found this (http://www.lowes.com/pd_636039-57478-WH ... d=50408332), i'm on a budget.. considering it, or the next stage up from that one (http://www.lowes.com/pd_636045-57478-WH ... 26112&Ntt=)

    Both are single stage, seems easy enough to hook up, there's a plumber who's supposed to fix my leaky sink today anyway, could ask him about it. Gotta check with the landlord too, i can't see why it would be an issue.

    edit: seems as though in the specs that it doesn't reduce chemicals?

    Reduces Sediment Yes
    Reduces Chlorine Taste and Odor No
    Reduces Lead No
    Reduces Cysts No
    Reduces Chemicals No
    Reduces Micro-Organisms No
    Reduces Pharmaceuticals No
    Total Dissolved Solids (Percentage) 0
     
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    my filters cut the ppm in half on my tds meter so 150 before and 75 after, not sure what it filters or lets through ,I haven't tested the water after the filter yet
     

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