It was time to replace our Brita filter, so I thought I'd give it one last job before its big sendoff into the wastebasket. I have a bottle of Pure Kentucky XO that is nigh undrinkable because of some extreme heat, which tastes to me like rubbing alcohol but could be a number of things. I poured and dumped about 2 ounces to clear out the water left in the filter, then poured a couple more ounces. I noted immediately that it came out darker! It smelled and tasted a lot less harsh, but even blander than before. It also had some notes of pool water. Methinks I should have used a new filter... I wonder if it actually pulled stuff out of the charcoal mesh, as often is assumed with Dickel and JD. If so, then this was a really dumb idea on my part, because this guy has been filtering DC tap water for two months, and if I'm to make anything from the high lead level alerts over the years, our water is like a metal wire in liquid form. So, that didn't turn out like I thought. Anybody else try this with more positive results?