Water in Champaign

Water in Champaign  

  By: OtherTim on Sept. 21, 2016, 10:51 a.m.

I moved to Champaign last week. I'm hoping to get a brew in this weekend, but I was curious if I should avoid using the tap water here, treat it with campden tablets, or if the tap water is typically fine. I ask because my tea this morning has an off flavor that I've noticed in the water.

Re: Water in Champaign  

  By: _Anthony on Sept. 21, 2016, 1:49 p.m.

The water is good, pretty middle of the road for the purposes of brewing, but you do need to filter or treat for chlorine/chloramine depending on the time of year. This is usually the time of year that Illinois American Water briefly switches to regular chlorine.

Re: Water in Champaign  

  By: OtherTim on Sept. 23, 2016, 8:06 a.m.

Good to know, thanks!