Hi… Two more noob questions:
I’m struggling with the best method for adding water to my wort (to bring it to 5 gallons) after the boiling and cooling. Out of the tap, the water is ok… But a little to chlorinated for my tastes. I can run it through a Britta filter and pitcher, but I get worried about possible bacteria or mold in the filter. I can boil the tap water and then cool it down. Or I can go to the grocery store and buy a couple gallons of water (in the plastic jugs). What do you all do?
I’ll be doing my first dry hopping in a couple weeks. Is it ok to just throw the hops into my primary bucket fermenter? Or do I need to steep them in with the grain bag? Or should I be doing this all in a secondary fermenter? Any tips would be great- thanks!