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Combating Chloramine

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Gene Lowe — via Live Chat asks,
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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?

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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.