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Old 09-21-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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So I am starting my first ever batch with 20 lbs of local wildflower honey and distilled water to 5 gallons. OG 1.140 at I'm guessing somewhere around less than 75F. Used K meta for insurance. I will be pitching EC-1118 tomorrow.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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Hi...

Is it to late to use spring water in place of the distilled water? I believe most folks would recommend spring water over distilled water but I could be wrong.
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Hi...

Is it to late to use spring water in place of the distilled water? I believe most folks would recommend spring water over distilled water but I could be wrong.
Spring water is not available around here, and "spring water" from the grocery isn't guaranteed to be anything. There is only two places on earth that would trust, one is 600 miles away and the other is over 1000.

 
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Spring water is not available around here, and "spring water" from the grocery isn't guaranteed to be anything. There is only two places on earth that would trust, one is 600 miles away and the other is over 1000.
Are you from Australia?

Think I would have gone with the spring water from the grocery store. That's what I use and I know the same is for many other hobby wine makers.
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regular tap water will work let it sit for about 12 hours to let the chlorine to dissipate. the minerals in this water are beneficial to the yeast.

 
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well it's already too late from the first post, I'll take my chances and learn I guess. I will drop in a few banana slices, it will be ok.

Ayway.... not all of the sugar was dissolved yesterday, OG rose to 1.151 @ 75F

 
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regular tap water will work let it sit for about 12 hours to let the chlorine to dissipate. the minerals in this water are beneficial to the yeast.
Yes, I have used tap water in all of my other wines.
I just wanted to try something a little different. And yes
the chlorine does dissipate, but the flouride does not.

 
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what if I crushed and added a couple multi vitamin tablets that have calcium, magnesium, and such?

 
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what if I crushed and added a couple multi vitamin tablets that have calcium, magnesium, and such?
Very interesting. Never thought of that but think it just might help having used distilled water.
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