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    With Water From the Brita?

    I know I just read something on this not to long ago but could not find it with a search!

    The post was on adding water to your whiskey or cubes and the fact that the quality of water/cubes makes a difference! (I agree)

    I'm once again sipping some WTKS Pewter Top 4oz with a splash of water (Yumm).

    The one thing I've noticed is the splash of water from the Brita water purification system does not cloud up the Bourbon . I was always under the impession that water always caused the whiskey to get cloudy!

    Not out of the Brita!

    Has anyone else come across a filtered water that has no clouding affect on your favorite drink?
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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    We even get cloudy bourbon when using "distilled" water. Don't have a clue as to why Brita water would not cloud the bourbons.
    Joe
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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    I try to never mix "foreign" material into my Bourbon but glad to hear the Brita is working for you. We do filter our drinking water, ice cubes.... heck even our shower has a filter but they usually strain Bourbon through charcoal already so it comes ready to drink, IMO.

    Cheers,

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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    I couldn't agree more Ken but every once in a while I like a splash, not quite a shot in there to see what wakes up! The WTKS 1996 bottle I'm drinking now is great and if you hit it with a splash it changes into a strange bird . Just brings out some new characteristics and I found it very tasty both ways.

    Cheers!
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    ....but they usually strain Bourbon through charcoal already so it comes ready to drink, IMO.
    Ken
    When I toured the Lotus facility, they had a filter medium made of, what looks like, thick flat coffee filters. They also have to soak the filters in bourbon to keep them from stripping the color out of the distillet. No charcoal was used.
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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    I make my cubes with brita water; the thought being that the cubes will be better. Whether it's pyschological or reality (hmm, is there a difference?) I think it works. I usually put a brita cube in my summer pours (including my own WTKS the other night).

    I've never had it turn cloudy, but then again, I've never added non-frozen water.
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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    I think you're all doing yourselves a diservice by using filtered water. I let the impurities right into my body so that my immune system can just keep on fighting. Don't ever give it a break.

    Same for bottled water. I'm sure than all of you that don't happen to live under a rock read about the Aquafina scandall about a month ago. Water straight from Ayer Massachusetts bottled and sold as pure spring water. Talk about having to do damage control.

    Chris

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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    Quote Originally Posted by melting View Post
    I think you're all doing yourselves a diservice by using filtered water. I let the impurities right into my body so that my immune system can just keep on fighting. Don't ever give it a break.
    Chris
    Well, yes and no. I absolutely agree that your immune system needs to constantly exercise. Some people are germ freaks and they end up with weaker immune systems because of it.

    But as to water. My well is 268' deep. Around here that means a high probability of hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg stench) which I have in abundance. I have a "Iron-Cleer Automatic Water Filter" from Culligan, An Iron filter which also takes out the hydrogen sulfide. It consists of a media tank and a reservoir tank and a small aeration fan. The folks we bought to house from, moved partly because the water. They didn't have a system that would deal with it. Silly people bought drinking water from Culligan (had it delivered no less) . Must have cost them an arm and a leg. But they still bathed in the "rotten egg" water.

    My folk's well is only 120' deep. They have very hard water with lots of Iron. due in part to the relative shallowness. Around here if your well is on the shallow side your water is usualy quite hard and probably has a fair amount of Iron. Without their Iron filter and water softener you wouldn't want to drink it and because it is very hard it ain't fun shower with it either. Believe me.

    I, however, agree completely in regards to people who buy bottled water. Whatever your water problems there are in-home solutions and I don't mean Britta water filters, I mean whole house solutions for ALL your water not just your drinking water!

    I'll be damned if I'm gonna buy bottled water! Some people have more money than sense!
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 09-10-2007 at 18:43.

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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    My parents had a shallow well (13 feet deep) plenty of water but it eventually got contaminated with farm chemicals after they came into heavy use. My crafty father devised a still to distill rain water from the cistern and used the well water to flush the toilets. He had a problem with odor from the shallow well which went away when the well got treated with household bleach.

    Both my grandparent had great wells about 40 to 50 feet deep with very hard water. It was great to drink.

    Your water should not be your source for organic or biological compounds.

    Detroit has very good water, I drink it, or filtered water from my refrigerator for diluting drinks.

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    Re: With Water From the Brita?

    Yeah. very shallow dug wells often provided very good water. but now days there is too much of a chance with contamination. Sad but true.

    I have a cistern that sits just to the North East right beyond the kitchen. The people we bought the house from didn't even know what it was. They thought it was the septic tank, believe it or not. Needless to say they were from the city. Appleton Wisconsin, I think.

 

 

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