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Old 03-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #21
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I don't think it will affect the water supply as in contaminating it; but - if there are quarantines, power outages, etc., it could very well affect delivery of water.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:39 PM   #22
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Question filtered water from fridge?

Have new Kenmore fridge w/ built-in water filter. Wonder would this be sufficient? It does a great job on the chlorine.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:44 PM   #23
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Chlorine will actually dissapate over time, or can be boiled off. However, more and more municipal water supplies are using chloramine, which doesn't dissapate or boil off. It can be dropped out with sulfites, though...

Brewers always want to know this kind of stuff so they can tinker with their brewing water...

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Old 03-17-2006, 01:48 PM   #24
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they do what in their brewing water?????
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:50 PM   #25
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they do what in their brewing water?????
Nah, we only do THAT to the cider...

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Old 03-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #26
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rofl, yes, your cider did have a kind of twang to it...
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #27
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I know I always "tinker" with my brew water... that's part of the fun of brewing...
This pandemic thing sounds bad- maybe I ought to double-up my brew schedule... can not take chances with the beer supply.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:00 PM   #28
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Bird flu has only killed about 100 people in the world. More people die of bee stings every year.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:15 PM   #29
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The Brita Water Filter Pitchers work great they filter out all kinds of stuff.
If you do decide to do a bit of stock piling dont forget medications and pet food.It would be good to have a few games like Monopoly,cards and so on to pass the time if you didn't have electricity.I dont know why you would lose your electric.Remember 1999 what was it called? KY2? Remember the panic that caused?
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #30
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Electricity is often lossed in rural areas due to falling tree branches, some drunk who crashes the car into a telephone pole with sufficient force to knock it down, squirrels shorting themselves accross line transformers (blows up the transformer or pops a main circuit breaker), wire breakage from the weight of ice on the lines, and one in the U.S., falling chaff from military jet-fighters during training exercises.. There was even an occasion where a huge solar flair causesd blackouts over a tremendous area of the U.S.

So there are a few reasons why electricity can go away, not to mention terroist attacks on power stations.

I would personall like to see smaller, and less centralized power stations. This would make major blackouts a thing of the past, as down equipment would cause only local problems specific to small locations.

But that's just me.

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