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Topic: Pitcher water filter, was +body and rest (7 msgs / 151 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
I think I will try one of the pitcher-type filters. I'm hoping to get
rid of off flavors in my tap water. The city water here is drawn from
the river, so it is quite soft. But in the summer the river gets
pretty warm, so more things grow in it, and the city has to add more
chemicals (at least, that's my guess) in order to kill the critters
So, first, can a pitcher filter cut down on the off flavors enough to
make it worth using?
And if it can, is there any sort of consensus as to which pitcher
filter works best, or if they all work about as well as each other, is
one substantially cheaper to use (I suppose buying replacement filters
is the primary cost over time) than the others?
Or are these the wrong questions?
Thanks for any help.
On Dec 13, 2007 1:39 AM, John Brown  wrote:

2) From: Eddie Dove
"So, first, can a pitcher filter cut down on the off flavors enough to
make it worth using?"
In my opinion, yes.  I use water filtered by a Brita Pitcher for all
of my coffee brewing methods; the filters are readily available and
often on sale (3-4 packs).
Hope this helps ...
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 13, 2007 10:36 AM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:

3) From: Vicki Smith
Brita pitcher filters are different than the ones you attach to the 
faucet itself, also from other brands. If I were 20 years younger, I'd 
remember the how and why behind it. In any case, the general consensus 
is that they are the ones to use. I use them too. Just remember to 
change them often enough.
Eddie Dove wrote:

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
To sum up the responses:
Brita 2, others 0. Looks like Brita is the one!
Thanks for your help!
On Dec 13, 2007 12:08 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:

5) From: John Despres
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I have a full house system (Rain Soft) that filters everything out. We 
gave up on the Brita (an excellent choice, in my opinion) since it takes 
up precious space in the kitchen and/or fridge. The Rain Soft makes 
wonderful coffee and the showers are great, too. In fact, one of the 
three home brewers in my neighborhood uses my water to make his beers 
and ales.
Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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6) From: gin
for taste for a few days fine on the Brita, charcoal filter, you can make one!
the ph of your water is the real killer to taste just like it is in the plant world.
too hight a ph tastes like ...@@!!
do you have city water or well?  
if you can test your water ph you will find, most likely, a very high one for average
drinking, in the 550's or more.http://homeroasters.org/php/downloads.php?cat_id=1is an article by Jim on water.
I think in the long run a ceramic filer is mush more cost worthy...
www.doultonusa.com  for about 100 bucks you get a lot more.
---- Brian Kamnetz  wrote: 

7) From: kevin creason
I have an Reverse Osmosis system under the kitchen sink with a tap to it on
an RO system can't be beat for drinking and coffee. My unit came with a
softener setup which you probably don't need if it is already soft.
I think the RO systems can be had for an initial investment of 100-150, and
then filters once to twice a year are about $30.
On Dec 13, 2007 10:36 AM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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