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Old 06-20-2014, 04:57 PM   #21
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I'm wondering if there was still water in this thing from last time I brewed and it froze in the pipe. The puncture is jagged and facing outward - indicating a pop of some sort.
That does indeed sound like freeze damage. If you have to store it in a location that freezes, make sure you blow all the water out.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #22
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I don't get this: "CFC - commercially-available and homemade alike all use copper, a material that I'm wanting to get rid of from my brewing setup"

Copper is great for brewing. Don't use bleach on it, and don't soak it in starsan (an occasional quick rinse is ok) and it'll last forever. Unless...of course...you burst the tubing with frozen water.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #23
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I mean the thermal transfer properties are awesome, I just had the understanding that copper was a less than ideal material for brewing, particularly when it comes to boiling wort.

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:24 AM   #24
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Almost every commercial brewery I've seen in person uses a copper boil kettle. Post fermentation you don't want copper, but traces are fine, even beneficial for the yeast before ferm.

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