So I just built a compost tea brewer for my roommates & I. I spent a lot of time researching how to build it, not very much time & money putting it together, & a lot of time putting together a pretty comprehensive email explaining to my housemates how to use it & why. Since I spent a lot of time on an information-dense email I shared with just a small handful of people, I figured it would be more impactful if I also made it a permies.com post!
REMOVING CHLORINE FROM TAP WATER: This video explains how to remove chlorine from tap water using a 5 gallon bucket bubbler. Conclusion: tap water probably needs to bubble for at least 6 hours, but 24 hours is best according to this video: Chlorine & Chloramine Removal For Compost Tea, by Tea LAB
RESEARCH COMPOST TEA IN DEPTH: If you really want to travel deep into the compost tea world, I highly recommend studying Dr. Elaine Ingham who pretty much pioneered the modern bubbled compost tea process & is constantly doing research to improve it:
Dr. Elaine Ingham on wikipedia: definitely check out the publications, references, & external links on her Wikipedia page, loads of good stuff.
We're currently bubbling up our first test batch of compost tea & I'd love to see it working awesome. I'm open to any & all constructive criticism from you permies on this build to possibly improve it even more.