Does Brita filtered water work for making wine? My experiment got no yeast fermentation in four batches of wine using Brita filtered water and great yeast fermentation in three batches of unfiltered tap made similarly as a control.
posted by kturner
on Sep 19, 2009 -
Trying to be safer and heeding the advice of many, I threw out all my plastic water bottles and bought new stainless steel ones including this stainless steel cup
. On the cup (but not on the bottles), there was the California Proposition 65 warning that "This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm." [more inside]
posted by pasici
on Sep 19, 2009 -
The seas are rising. Climate change has made it inevitable
. I have a strange question... Assuming that world sea-level rises by 1 metre over the next hundred years - Would it be possible to cordon off a section of land, somewhere in the centre of a continent, and flood it to create an artificial ocean, thus reducing the consequences of the sea rise? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Sep 18, 2009 -
What movie did I watch with Water Polo as an allegory for Socialism/Communism? [more inside]
posted by mnop
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Why are the bubbles in my homemade sparkling water smaller than commercial alternatives? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins
on Sep 8, 2009 -
What’s the probability that I have drunk the same molecule of water more than once in my life? [more inside]
posted by crapples
on Aug 28, 2009 -
How can I limit damage to my virtually-unfinished hardwood floors without the trouble/expense of refinishing? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Aug 25, 2009 -
Tea Brewing question. Help me fill in a few missing details for how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Bonus question: should I trust the instructions printed on the box? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Aug 15, 2009 -
DIY Seltzer: We love seltzer/sparkling water at my house. We buy lots of it from the store. This seems wasteful. I've seen other questions asking about CO2 etc, but I'm interested in knowing what your experience has been with certain vendors/equipment. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Aug 7, 2009 -
My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
posted by srboisvert
on Jul 24, 2009 -
How have landscapes transformed by drought in Australia (esp. Brisbane or Melbourne) impacted people's perceptions of climate change? [more inside]
posted by GIMG
on Jul 7, 2009 -
I recently moved to Phoenix and am lucky enough to have a swimming pool in my backyard. It's perfect for water aerobics but not so much for swimming, as one end of the pool is much shallower than the other. I'm looking for good instructional water aerobics videos. Any suggestions? I haven't found much on the web so I'm ok with buying something if it's highly recommended.
posted by alist
on Jul 2, 2009 -
I have a bicycle with a step through frame, and am looking for solutions for carrying fluids and keeping hydrated on long (30 - 100 mile) bike rides. C'mon, bike-friendly problem-solving MeFites, help a girl out! [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on Jun 30, 2009 -
So I just got my water tested, and the lead level was about 43 parts per billion. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Watching the golf today, they showed a greenskeeper taking water out of a hole. He used what looked like a giant syringe.
What is this tool called, and where can I get one?
posted by Marky
on Jun 21, 2009 -
What is the least destructive method I could use to determine what if any mold might be growing in drywall? You see, there's this roof leak... [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Jun 8, 2009 -
The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on May 30, 2009 -
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
posted by not_on_display
on May 12, 2009 -
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
posted by slowcat
on May 10, 2009 -
Are there any good nutritional/metabolic water mixes out there for sedentary desk workers who are perhaps over-reliant on fast food? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Is there a book or museum or resource that specifically lists the stories of people who survived in Lifeboats? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Apr 21, 2009 -
Why did my microwave oven stop heating after I tried to use it to heat water in a clear pyrex measuring cup? And how can I get it to work again? I've had the not-heating problem before, and it has gone away. I can't remember whether I did something to make it work again. This time, I tried unplugging the oven and plugging it in again -- no dice. Everything works except for the heating up part.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Dishwasher vs. hand washing. Assuming we run the dishwasher only when it's full, which method uses less water and fuel?
posted by markcmyers
on Apr 10, 2009 -
It seems like my tea kettle (on a gas burner) boils more quickly when there's a large volume of water in it than if there's just a bit. Am I imagining this, or is there a reason it might happen?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Apr 3, 2009 -
My water company says that I used 81 units of water last month, which in Minneapolis costs about $500. Since moving into our house in Sept. of 2007 we have never used more then 5 units in a month. I have searched my house, and I can't find anything that would account for that much water usage and if there was an issue, it is no longer occurring because my water meter has only incremented by one unit since this reading was taken 10 days ago. [more inside]
posted by moseymose
on Mar 25, 2009 -
What product is effective in doing dishes in hard water?
posted by page123
on Mar 12, 2009 -
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
posted by Raybun
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Why when you pour hot water into a mug, water appears below your mug?
posted by slepore09
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Yashica T4/T4 Weatherproof: I've recently bought myself a Yashica T4 camera for my travels, but I'm now getting reverse cold feet, and think that maybe i should have splashed out a little more for the Weatherproof model/T5 with waist level scope. More inside! [more inside]
posted by ashaw
on Feb 22, 2009 -