I was out on the Peralta Canyon trail today in the Superstition Wilderness. The canyons are running with water from the recent snow melt. I was thinking it would be cool to use this water in a nice summer ale.
I know the risk with using such water, but I’ve drank it before after sanitizing. So if I pre-boil and then do a 60 minute boil of the wort I think it would be very safe.
I looked at it today and it’s running clear and cold. I think I’ll go pull a sample, check the pH, etc.