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Offlinestan
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distilled water?
    #646941 - 05/26/02 11:51 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

just something iv never thought about that just hit me, do you have to use distilled water when preparing jars and spraying your casing?


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Re: distilled water? [Re: stan]
    #646950 - 05/27/02 12:11 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I don't. I just use regular tap water with peroxide. So to answer your question, you don't have to use distilled water. Although many will recommend it.


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Re: distilled water? [Re: stan]
    #646954 - 05/27/02 12:14 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Well it probably doesn't matter when you're preparing your jars cuz you're going to Pressure Cook them anyways.


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Re: distilled water? [Re: C12H17N204P]
    #647060 - 05/27/02 03:01 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Its true.... Its a matter of opinion, in my opinion lol. Using distilled water is just another tool used to cut down the risk of contams. I use regular tap water,boiled, then cooled. Thats what works for me, so that is my superstition.


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Re: distilled water? [Re: Floydseamus]
    #647244 - 05/27/02 07:40 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I thought I had heard that tap was suggested against due to ions of hardness and chlorine/fluorine content...but I may be dreaming this up???

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Re: distilled water? [Re: johnwsmoke]
    #647391 - 05/27/02 09:14 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No your not dreaming at all. But the presence of chlorine, etc. is usually so small/diluted in the water that it has no affect. Just use DH2O or Bottled Spring Water if you don't feel safe with tap water.


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Re: distilled water? [Re: C12H17N204P]
    #647416 - 05/27/02 09:33 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Thanx for the affirmation C12H17N204P, it's been a while sisnce I read about that stuff. I agree, also, that it doesn't really matter if you use tap(at least not where I live). Probably just a mental thing with me, but I don't use tap with agar cultures. That prob wouldn't matter either though.

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Re: distilled water? [Re: stan]
    #647480 - 05/27/02 10:13 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Use bottled spring water in your jars...the natural minerals that are in the water are great for your new friends..distilled water is completely lacking in minerals


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Re: distilled water? [Re: DrAbeLincoln]
    #647506 - 05/27/02 10:41 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i have even heard water from a creek or river is better yet, from all the organics dissolved in it, and it is on my list of to-do research...


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Re: distilled water? [Re: stan]
    #647507 - 05/27/02 10:42 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I use spring water too. I have one of those water bottle coolers at home so its easy for me and i don't have to worry about it.


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Re: distilled water? [Re: ChromeCrow]
    #647794 - 05/27/02 01:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I've used water from the stream by my home...it works fine but I find that little pieces of dirt and crap end up floating around in it and I'm to lazy to strain it out..


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Re: distilled water? [Re: DrAbeLincoln]
    #648583 - 05/27/02 09:09 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

PPL use dung as a substrate... If I were going to worry about a few trace elements floating around, I sure as hell wouldn't be planning on using shit to grow on...

Don't strain those floaties.. They contain the 'trace' elements you are hoping to get when using a natural water source... Besides.. You are about to PC that water/substrate mix anyway.

I have yet to use a 'natural' water source as of yet, but I pan to definately try pondwater from my pond on my next attempt. Especially after reading so many ppl recommending natural water sources and aquarium water, etc...

But since I'm gonna PC.. I surely wouldn't strain anything....

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