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Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water


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Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Home Brewing Uses

Reverse osmosis is a filtration method that is effective at reducing or removing a number of contaminants including minerals, salts and microbes. Unlike distillation, reverse osmosis is accessible for all homes. RO systems can be installed at a single tap and provide a sufficient amount of clean, fresh water. RO water is one of the most common water types used in home brewing. RO water is very cheap to acquire and provides a blank slate to work with. Since RO water is pure, you will need to add in brewing salts and minerals to add back the compounds that make beer taste great.

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