So, I’d like some recommendations for bottled water.
Currently, I’m using bottled water from either Cub Foods, or Walmart. Typically their spring water. It seems to work pretty well and I get good beer results. But I’m wondering if reverse osmosis water might be better.
Also, I had a thought about cooling the wort. I am doing partial boil extract kits, typically 3 gallons (my stove can’t really handle a 6 gallon boil). I was thinking I could add chilled bottled water to the the wort to help speed the cooldown.
Then I considered that the cool water is probably relatively oxygenated, and I am concerned this could cause oxidation if it is added to the hot wort during cooldown. I also thought that this would increase the volume of the wort, thus overall taking longer to cool in an ice bath.
Any thoughts on this?