Removing Chlorine/Chloramine from Brewing Water November 04 2014

Looking for another easy way to improve your beer? Most municipalities use chlorine or chloramine to sanitize their water. While it works well to make sure we don't get sick from drinking our tap water, it can impart off-flavors in beer. Here are a few easy ways to remove chlorine and chloramine from your water:

  1. Add campden tablets (our favorite way). Add 1 campden tablet per 20 gallons of water, let sit for 20 minutes (works for both chlorine and chloramine)
  2. Boil your water before you brew (works only for chlorine)
  3. Fill your kettle the night before and let sit over night (only works for chlorine)