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Well Water

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D. Schut • Williamston, Michigan asks,
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Do you have any info on using well water? I have made a couple 5-gallon (19-L) batches at home by boiling 3 gallons (11 L) on the stove and then cooling it by adding ice and water from our tap (well water). I had no problems but it has been suggested that I am running the risk of contaminating the batch with bacteria from the well water. This is really good well water and I find it hard to believe that the stuff we drink everyday with no apparent harmful effects is contaminated with bad stuff that will ruin my beer.

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The Wiz makes waves in an answer about well water.

Response by Ashton Lewis.