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What brand of beer is made with the best water?

No need for the tin foil hat... but if you drink American brewed beer or soda in aluminum cans, you can basically expect to be a victim of a higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease... and a higher cancer rate (per the EPA) from the THM's (over 70 years, required notices sent out for 5 years) not including potential cancers from Fluoride. Which are produced from the by-products of aluminum manufacturing and fertilizer manufacturing, do we still need our hat? No conspiracy there... the facts are everywhere on the net to see. I would think that beer "connoisseurs" would want their beer to be as unadulterated as possible and pressure manufacturers in that direction, I guess that is where I going with this.

That reminds me of the old TV commercial from the 60's with the Indian with a tear coming down his cheek looking at the litter and the polluted lake, I think his name was Chief Ten Beers, and he visits me on occasion...

Jul 08, 2012
FedUpNow in Beer

What brand of beer is made with the best water?

I think the real question here which nobody has addressed so far is; what toxic contaminants that are in the source water actually ends up in the finished product? Toxins such as Fluoride, radionuclides and heavy metals, that R.O. does not reduce nor remove, only a process such as distillation will. The question I would love answered as a beer drinker and not a brewer, is, can beer be made starting with distilled water, alone... or by adding minerals, (are they really needed), for say yeast growth? I don't drink any beer brewed in the U.S. since fluoridation is nationwide, so I drink beer made in countries that have banned the practice such as virtually all of Europe. Spring water would be worse if left untreated due to the potential organic chemical contamination. By definition the best water would be H2O, or without contaminants, which is basically what distilled water is, now if what with minerals is absolutely required for beer making then you want to start with pure distilled water and add the mineral, since you cannot separate the good from the bad (radionuclides, heavy metals) minerals with any technology.

"Looking for pure, mountain spring water." is basically an oxy-moron since by definition it does not exist, exchange the word "pure" with "entirely" mountain spring water, yes, it is that, but, it isn't pure water, or H2O. It is H2O that is contaminated by the components that make up a mountain, which include both the good and the bad minerals. I will not get into the discussion of good minerals, since there is no device that can separate the good from the bad at the atomic level, contrary to the years of deceptive advertizing from uninformed R.O. and filter salesmen, that their products, leave in "all the good minerals". Let's suffice it to say that plants are the only device that will do this through osmosis, and even this is not a perfect way, since plants will absorb certain heavy metals, they are still the best source of minerals, not via water.

If someone who brews can answer my questions, we will truly have answered the question above and now we can have beer that can be devoid of any contaminants that are from the water source. Which would leave us to the final conclusion of where would other toxins come from, if it wasn't in the water? Well what is the quality of the added minerals, hops and whether they are organically grown and tested for their lack of toxins.

One final point, if I had a choice between using spring water and municipal water and processing both with R.O. and carbon, the better choice is spring or well water, since the chlorination process produces carcinogenic THMs which are virtuall impossible to remove from municipal water even with distillation and pre and post carbon filtration, ozone, UV, never the less R.O. with carbon etc.

Is alcohol a toxin? Damn!

We only want one specific toxin, I do believe...

Jul 06, 2012
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Dec 15, 2011
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Dec 15, 2011
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Dec 15, 2011
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Every time I try and post a reply to someone else's post I get routed to my account screen where it says get posting or whatever, very frustrating.

Dec 15, 2011
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