Hello all-I am starting to play around with water adjustments when I brew. I am reading through the 'Water' book that is part of the AHA's ingredient series. One thing I know I need to do is to dechlorinate my water as the water in my city water is full of chlorine. I have left water out overnight to try and degass it as well as boiling it. However, I would really like to start using activated carbon to filter out the chlorine as I sometimes (most of the time actully) forget to leave the water out or boil it before I want to use it.
My questions are as follows:
1) How long does the water need to be in contact with the activated carbon for effective chlorine removal?
2) What filtering system would you recommend for doing this?
3) I have considered buying something like the 'Bouncer' inline filter and stuffing it with activated carbon and running my water through that and then into the keg. Would that be a viable solution?
4) What else can you recommend for a water 'noob' such as myself?
Thanks a lot and I look forward to learning from you all.