Most micro-breweries in Australia do not treat the incoming water. However, if possible, the brewing liquor (water) should be filtered to remove chlorine and any particulate matter. A lot will depend on the quality of your water.
Whilst considering whether any water treatment is necessary, give some thought to whether you actually have enough water to operate your brewery. In breweries, water usage is measured as a ratio of water used (litres) to beer brewed (litres) and can be anywhere from 15+ for small breweries to 2.1 litres for Fosters Yatala Brewery.
Your water supply pipeline must be of a decent diameter and your flowrate and pressure are important. You may need to purchase a water storage tank that can hold up to one day’s water supply.
Every brewery has its own special characteristics. Tell us your specific situation and we’ll advise you on the right water treatment and storage system for your needs.