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Post time 2022-12-11 19:23:56 | Show all posts
Why not just fill your brewing kettle(s) directly?
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Post time 2022-12-11 20:24:02 | Show all posts
^that^
My RO system does have a "4 gallon" pressure tank (actually capacity closer to 2 gallons) but it only serves a dedicated faucet. I fill my brew rig directly as my system produces ~4.5 gph and it takes 20-22 gallons for a 10 gallon batch, so only a handful of hours required...
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Post time 2022-12-11 20:32:52 | Show all posts
To be more clear, I use a float valve clamped to the lip of my kettle set to the height I want it to fill. I don't have to worry about overflowing it and I just turn the supply on the night before and it's all ready for me first thing in the morning.
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Post time 2022-12-11 21:33:17 | Show all posts
I have mine plumbed in for the ice machine and for drinking water, so I just up-sized the pressure tank to 12 gallons. That's enough to fill my kettle. Gives me extra capacity for other purposes too (like filling the 5 gallon Igloo cooler with water and ice for events in the summer).
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Post time 2022-12-12 08:13:28 | Show all posts
I use the 5 gal jugs I used to buy it with. Because there is no back pressure I get 5 gal of permeate to 4 gal of effluent and i collect the waste in a bucket and put it in the washer,no waste. I just set a timer for 1 hr and do that twice for 10 gal.
Here's a tip, RO water is very polar and if you are putting directly into a stainless vessel and not brewing the next day ,you should treat it with the salts for brew day,otherwise it will strip the passivization off.
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Post time 2022-12-12 19:32:04 | Show all posts
I brew 5 gallon batches, so am starting with slightly over/under 7 gallons. I have an undersink RO system, so I bought eight gallon jugs of RO water to start out, then after the first brewday, just refill the jugs and store until the next brew day.
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