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Old 03-01-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone used one of these to fly sparge with? I am probably going to go get one and try it out but was looking to see if there is a reason why not to try it before i spent the $7.... if this works I think it would be perfect for the 5/10 gallon gott type coolers....

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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I would be afraid that the cheap plastic from china would impart off flavors in my beer when running 175F water through that.

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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I think this has been covered before...

Depends on the plastic... and Id think that something created for cold tap water, would perhaps not be suitable for 175F water and be food grade.

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #4
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I was wondering the same thing the other day at Home Depot. My concern was that it may warp/melt due to the heat of the water coming into it. I looked at the packaging and noticed it said "For Cold Water Only", so I did not pick one up. I would be interested in knowing how your tests go.

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Just going to warn you there are going to be several people probably hollar at you for this things not being food grade. Me personally I think if you want to try it I would. Thats what makes this hobby great. I would however look into what type of plastic that is and if it is rated for high temps. I would say that it wont hurt for 1-3 batches. If you had to replace it a couple times it would be worth just buying some copper and a garden hose fitting and making a long term fix.

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:10 AM   #6
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I think this has been covered before...

Depends on the plastic... and Id think that something created for cold tap water, would perhaps not be suitable for 175F water and be food grade.
They have some made of metal... but it is zinc.
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Yea Pol, lets face it, its designed for water that goes into your lawn and garden.

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Not just food grade but China doesn't have manufacturing controls like we do here. Remember all the toy recalls last year. It's not just in the paint.

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And copper just looks cooler.

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