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Combating Chloramine


Gene Lowe — via Live Chat asks,

My last brew had a strange aroma, and a local homebrewer told me it was caused by chloramine in the water. I used tap water that I ran through a charcoal filter and then crushed two Campden tablets into 8 gallons (30 L) of water. Shouldn’t that have taken care of the chloramine? Any other way to rid my water of chloramine?

As far as chloramine removal goes, your “belt and suspenders” method is more than capable of removing chloramines from water. Just to very briefly hit this topic, carbon filtration is a great
Response by Ashton Lewis.