Thanks for the input! (And thanks for your patience too, I feel like I've been hogging the "Beginner Home Brewing" board!)
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Should do the trick ok, but I have been using RV type water filters with hose connections for this purpose since I got back into home brewing a couple of years ago and it seems to work fine.
It will remove chlorine, chloramine, and various other elements such as lead etc. You can buy the filters at CTC and probably Walmart in the
RV section. Probably about $25.
I use the filter for about a year for beer making and also with our travel trailer when we go away and replace it yearly. I normally by them in the US where they are a bit less expensive.
Between use, I put the end plugs (provided) and store the filter, wet, in a fridge, which is what they recommend.
Not sure of there is much advantage over boiling, but less trouble - and I only do it when I am ready to fill the boil kettle.
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EDIT: if relying on an overnight evaporation, you want to use a wide-mouthed container (e.g. a bucket). The narrow opening of a carboy will limit the rate of evaporation.
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I now use the same water, but rather than filtering, I simply fill my kettle and add a campden tablet to remove the chlorine/chloramine. Cheap and easy... Just the way I like it.
I sprinkle in roughly 1/4 of the crushed-up Campden tablet while the pot is filling with hot water from the faucet. I then give it a good stir, put the lid on, and carry it outside to the burner to heat it the rest of the way to strike temperature.