Since moving in September, I have noticed that the local drinking water here tastes a little…different.
It’s hard to describe. It’s not bleachy-chlorine tasting. It’s not rusty-dirty tasting.
It’s soapy tasting. There’s a slickness to the aftertaste that is reminiscent of dish soap. Mike warned me about it since he has relatives that live in this section of town. He said that if he ever moved there, he would have to buy a water filter to brew.
Not that I have brewed with the water yet (I have used spring water), but I think I agree with him.
Although it is tempting to see what a beer would taste with this town’s unfiltered water, I think I would like to invest in a homebrewing water filter.
In Brew Your Own magazine’s January/February 2007 issue, there is an article on how to make a homebrewing water filter for around 40 bucks.
The main component is a water filter built for showers…which looks like a fairly small filter when compared to a water filter needed for a Brita pitcher. I wonder how much filtering it really can do.
But for me, the price is nice and although it’s small, I am willing to bet it can take away the funny water taste my tap water has.
If you would like to read the article, it is available online for you to build your own.