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Inexpensive activated carbon filter?

Anyone have a suggestion for a inexpensive approach to implementing an activated carbon filter to eliminate minor amounts of chlorine from tap water? Thanks in advance.

I have this filter housing:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018MVZJE/ref=wms_ohs_product

With this filter:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000246SMS/ref=wms_ohs_product

Water comes out tasteless, even during the summer when the lake where we get our water “turns” and brings tons of organics to the surface, making the unfiltered water taste like fish.

If all you’re worried about is chlorine, then Campden tablets are probably the least expensive option.

ETA: Actually, the least expensive option would be to let the water sit out overnight before brewing with it.

are there any risks involved with using campden tablets? Do you add them before mash-in or add it to the boil?

Add them as soon as you pull the water from the tap. One tablet will treat 20-40 gal, depending on the Cl level.

I just picked up an rv carbon filter similar to this one:

http://www.cabelas.com/saltwater-motors ... adType=pla

Works great. I just hook it up to my hose in the back yard and fill up my kettle. Takes out all the bad tastes, chlorine, mold, etc…

Check with your Water Department to see if they use chlorine or chloramine. Chloramine may not be completely removed by the typical carbon filter. Campden tablets (metabisulfite) work for both chlorine and chloramine.

[quote=“Shadetree”]I have this filter housing:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018MVZJE/ref=wms_ohs_product

With this filter:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000246SMS/ref=wms_ohs_product

Water comes out tasteless, even during the summer when the lake where we get our water “turns” and brings tons of organics to the surface, making the unfiltered water taste like fish.[/quote]
I have this system and it works well. Sears also sells the filters for about $13 as I recall. for my water usage rate (drinking, coffee, beer), they last 5-6 months.

cheers.

[quote=“micahkoll”]I just picked up an rv carbon filter similar to this one:

http://www.cabelas.com/saltwater-motors ... adType=pla

Works great. I just hook it up to my hose in the back yard and fill up my kettle. Takes out all the bad tastes, chlorine, mold, etc…[/quote]

This is exactly what I use.

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