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11 years 8 months ago #24958 by Xartep
Has e-coli in it.:eek:

So have a plan in place to sterilise the water etc but...

Do I have to through out the home brew beer??????[:0]

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11 years 8 months ago #351078 by Blueberry
Tough decision, Xartep
did you sterilise ALL the water you used for the homebrew? every last drop? if not, do you want to risk a trip to the hospital for a batch of homebrew??

what's your plan to sterilise the water henceforth, anyway?

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11 years 8 months ago #351082 by Xartep
No I did not sterlisie all the water for the home brew, though I usually make it quite hot and then cool it down before adding the yeast. LOL I don't drink beer... And the beer drinkers haven't got sick yet. :p I was hoping that the alcohol would be sufficient sterlilisation.

The helpful guy at the council told me to add a chlorine based product until the water was #2 on the test strip. The chlorine will attach to the bacteria and kill it. I will then run the "clean" water through the pipes to clean them.

Waterblasting the roof and gutters this weekend.:cool: He suggested that this should be done at the end of every season. Plus add a filter/first flush system to the down pipes.

Currently boiling and then filtering all drinking water, but don't usually do this as it changes the taste.[xx(]

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11 years 8 months ago #351083 by igor
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Should not the alcohol kill the bugs?

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11 years 8 months ago #351086 by PeterNZ
This is so funny! Sorry! The hype around E. coli. We have quazillions of E. coli in our body! Without them we wouldn't be able to survive! But the media is hyping us all up about E. coli. E. coli is everywhere! But hey as soon as it is in your water tank we sell you some stuff and also come back and charge you for another test! [;)]

Only virulent strains of E.Coli are infectious. But nobody gives a shit ([:I] so to speak) about what strain they actually found in your water. People usually rather prefer to drink chlorine than accepting that a natural occurrence of E. Coli is in their water. A healthy human body has no problem at all with E.coli! Except if it is a virulent strain.

Here is an excellent web page with some explanations: people.ku.edu/~jbrown/ecoli.html

My other comment: In the very very past, people drunk beer because it was the only sanitzed drink they had. They were even giving it to their children. Alcohol is preserving the beer and should kill all these bad bad E. Coli. [;)]

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11 years 8 months ago #351088 by Pumpkingirl
It does depend on the levels of E. coli Peter! I can't find the recommended levels for drinking water just now, but once it goes past a certain level it is better for your gut and bottom to use some chlorine or plain Janola.

Multiply the tank volume in litres by 0.0333 to get the amount of Janola to use in millilitres, from memory for a 25,000 litre tank it's about 830mls or almost a litre of Janola.

Use a long clean stick or something to try and get the water moving so it mixes as much as possible, then leave it for a couple of hours.

You don't taste the Janola, well I don't and I'm pretty sensitive to that kind of thing, having lived on bore water all my life.

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11 years 8 months ago #351089 by igor
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1st Timothy 5:23

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11 years 8 months ago #351092 by PeterNZ

Pumpkingirl;340839 wrote: It does depend on the levels of E. coli Peter! I can't find the recommended levels for drinking water just now, but once it goes past a certain level it is better for your gut and bottom to use some chlorine or plain Janola.

Multiply the tank volume in litres by 0.0333 to get the amount of Janola to use in millilitres, from memory for a 25,000 litre tank it's about 830mls or almost a litre of Janola.

Use a long clean stick or something to try and get the water moving so it mixes as much as possible, then leave it for a couple of hours.

You don't taste the Janola, well I don't and I'm pretty sensitive to that kind of thing, having lived on bore water all my life.

I rest my case! Enjoy your Janola (Sodium Hypochlorite + Chlorine + Sodium Hydroxide) on the rocks! [xx(]

Cheers

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11 years 8 months ago #351114 by sod
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Igor so very true :)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 8 months ago #351159 by Mich
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Very good, Igor. Can't argue with that authority :-)
Cheers, Mich.

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11 years 8 months ago #351164 by Xartep
LOL Igor - I adhere to that principle also...

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11 years 8 months ago #351172 by the old ram
Hi Xartep,The following suggestions may be of some help............How long has the tank been in use?What type of tank is it?I suggest you start a syphion and run the pipe into the tank through the large opening in the top,the biggest pipe dia you can get hold of.....You need a length 5times the height from the top to the ground...........once the syph starts you need to slowly move the pick-up around the bottom of the tank ,this action will remove most of the sludge on the bottom and will reduce the chance of it occuring again.....We devoloped a simple by pass,when the water leaves the gutter thereis usually a bend to direct the water to the tank,insert a "t"and run a length of pipe almost to the ground,put on a "screw on " cap ................This will trap most of the crap which comes off the roof and each time it stops raining ,simply unscrew the cap the junk falls out and its ready for the next time............

If on the other hand your down pipes go to the ground first,there is another system you can employ,if you need it,just ask and I will take some photos and explain it.....The result is the same as the above.................

Hope it helps................T.O.R.

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11 years 8 months ago #351180 by Pumpkingirl

PeterNZ;340843 wrote: I rest my case! Enjoy your Janola (Sodium Hypochlorite + Chlorine + Sodium Hydroxide) on the rocks! [xx(]

Cheers

Peter

I'd rather die of cancer in my old age than E. coli in my 30s, thanks all the same.

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11 years 8 months ago #351182 by Organix

Pumpkingirl;340941 wrote: I'd rather die of cancer in my old age than E. coli in my 30s, thanks all the same.

But Janola makes my whiskey taste bad :rolleyes: [xx(]

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11 years 8 months ago #351193 by Stikkibeek

Organix;340943 wrote: But Janola makes my whiskey taste bad :rolleyes: [xx(]

Oh, there's only one thing to put in whiskey, and that's more whiskey!

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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