De-chlorinating water for FFing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenHawk12, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. ChickenHawk12

    ChickenHawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I put tap water in a gallon water jug and leave it with the cap off, will the chlorine evaporate enough to be able to use it for FFing? I've been buying spring water, but this is going to start to add up.....I'm just unsure that the small opening in a 1-gallon water jug will allow for complete chlorine evaporation in 24 hours.

    Anyone know?
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    It should be fine - I do something similar for fermented beverages and the water dechlorinates sufficiently to ensure that the microbes proliferate as desired.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Depends: Is your water chlorinated or is it treated with chloramine? Chloramine takes much longer to break down. Read the FAQ article at bottom of my signature re: FF.
     
  4. ChickenHawk12

    ChickenHawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that article.....I checked my water authority's website and the report mentioned chlorine as a disinfectant but I didn't see chloramine anywhere
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    You should be good to go then.
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with LG.... [​IMG]

    Happy fermenting! [​IMG]
     

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