I don’t enjoy carrying 5-10 gallons of hot water from the kitchen to the garage so I’ve been thinking about having a source closer to where I brew. I talked to a plumber about installing a hot water hookup in the garage. He said he would do it for $150 but he suggested an easier/cheaper solution.
He said I should hook up a hose to the drainage valve of my hot water heater, run it through a whole house filter, and use it to brew. Seems fairly straightforward. Has anyone done something like this before? Any concerns or suggestions?