Sulfur in Tap Water

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ryan850

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Hello,

I'm about ready to start my first batch, but was concerned about the quality of my tap water. I will be using spring water in the wine itself, so that isn't the concern. I was wondering, however, if it was even safe to use my tap water for cleaning the equipment and bottles etc. I have a pretty bad sulfur problem. It has a very bad rotten egg smell. I'm working on finding a solution for this, but wondered what you guys thought.

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Ryan
 

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Welcome!
If you dont like the taste of your water use bottled. Just dont use distilled water
 

ryan850

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I'm referring to using it for cleaning equipment only. You think I should use bottled water?

Just wanted to make sure I was clear in my question.
 

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After cleaning the carboys with the sulfur water you could take "a little" spring water to flush out any sulfur residue just to be on the safe side.
 

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If your water is that bad then I probably wouldnt use it, I would get your watr tested and resolve that problem with a filtering system.
 

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My bad.I would still use bottled for cleaning and sanitizing then.
 

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Ok. thanks for the replies! I filter my drinking water, but it's not very handy for cleaning equipment (no way to hook it up to a hose or anything). I was thinking sulfur would degas once the equipment was left out to dry, but couldn't find info online about that yet.
 

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