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As someone noted, chlorine and chloride are two different things. Basically, zero chlorine and chloramine is desirable in your beer. Chlorine can bind with phenols in beer and form chlorophenols, a common homebrew flaw that leads to off-flavors described as medicinal, plastick-y, band-aid-like, or sometimes like electrical smoke. There are many ways to ...


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There is a distinct difference between chloride, which is a dissolved Cl- ion, and free residual chlorine (or the longer-lasting chloramine ions). The chloride is likely fine. The 61ppm concentration would make your water smell like a pool (or stronger) if it were chlorine. A chlorine residual test must be conducted within 15 minutes of taking the sample. ...


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You will definitely want to boil any water that you intend to add to your fermenter. If the yeast is already been pitched into your wort, then you should also cool the water back down to your yeast's comfort zone (read the packaging). You should sterilize anything that will touch your boiled water after it stops boiling, including the spoon/stick with which ...



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