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Fidel... A Pizza Question for you

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,633
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I was looking over your pizza crust recipe and read your suggestion to use spring water because, "Spring water is important for proper mineral content, taste, and lack of chlorine. Chlorine is a natural enemy of the yeast and is purported to inhibit the proper rise."

What you say makes sense. What we get out of a faucet isn't 'water' it's just a water-based chemical product labeled 'fit for human consumption.'

As a kid I drank water from springs wherever I found them but in today's world I'm reluctant to do it.

So where do you get your spring water? Is it, perhaps, bottled spring water? Two or three brands around here use spring water, but then filter it really well before bottling it. They do not add chlorine or other chemicals. I'm not sure if the natural minerals are removed in the filtering process,

As usual, I will look forward to your reply.

Spring "Chemically Treated" Chicken
Spring Texas USA


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Why don''t you get a Brita (or similar brand) filter for your tap water? That removes chlorine and other vile ingredients. If you really want to be cool (like me), do rainwater harvesting. :laugh:

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,633
    But then I would have to go buy a Brita, or to be cool, buy and install a huge tank to collect the rain water from rain that never comes.

    I've already got some spring water in my Coop Frig.

    Life is much simpler when you've already got what you need.

    Spring "Simple Is A Good Thing" Chicken
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Any bottled, filtered, or 'natural' spring water will work.

    This is really more important when using natural yeasts like a sourdough starter than when using the commercial stuff in a packet. The chlorine and fluoride are enemies of the yeast and will not prohibit their activity but will affect it to some degree.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,633

    Spring "Just Cluttered My Brain With More Knowledge" Chicken
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