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Difference of water content for difference in taste

Different water profiles can change the taste of your beer. Especially when you brew a beer with - as you say - "nothing [...] complex with tastes". When there is no big hop aroma or lots of alcohol ...
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Difference of water content for difference in taste

Yes, water has drastic effects on your beer. Your recipe, being simple, lends to allowing the water profile to shine. Even though your water source is close in local, different wells and Processing ...
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Adding minerals back into reverse osmosis water?

Yes you can add the minerals in powder form. There is one you already have in your kitchen: NaCl - Sodium Chloride or Table Salt :) There is a lot of brewing related information on water chemistry. ...
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Does chlorine kill yeast?

Yes and Yes. Chlorine and Chloramine are both used to sanitize. Killing bacteria, fungi, and yeast is why they are added to water supplies. They kill the things that make you sick...and things that ...
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Adding minerals back into reverse osmosis water?

I am going to keep the answer brewing focused. There are a number of salts you can add to get the desired mineral profile you are looking for the most common being added at 1g/USGal : Calcium ...
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Difference of water content for difference in taste

Yes, water has a decent impact on flavor and mouthfeel of beer. Mineral composition of the water will affect flavor. In beer clone recipes it's not uncommon to see a specification of the mineral ...
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Does chlorine kill yeast?

Chlorine and chloramine both kill microbes including yeast. Bleach is used as a disinfectant after all. But the key is chlorine concentration. Bleach, for example. will kill microbes (including yeast)...
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Adding minerals back into reverse osmosis water?

As mentioned this is a huge topic. While most brewers (or homebrewers at least) seem to not worry about it much, some do exactly what you're describing to build water with a desired mineral content ...
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Adding minerals back into reverse osmosis water?

If what you are making is homebrew beer and known beer clone, then its not entirely uncommon to copy the natural mineral composition of the water source. In my limited experience this is quite an ...
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Will my Reverse Osmosis water lose its purity if its not used immediately?

I really wouldnt worry about it. I have buckets of walmart RO water sitting around for months for my aquarium and ive never heard of these issues and aquarists are some anal peeps!
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