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Old 12-23-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default teflon tape in contact with fermenting beer/wort?

I have 3 mr beer kegs and I been using them for small batches. So far its been working well for me. I use a cane to get the beer in the bottling bucket because the spigot sucks. I want to remove the spigot and use a brass plug to seal it but In order to do so its gonna involve teflon tape.

...I could also solder the fittings together with 95/5 ... how about that with wort/beer?

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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solder would be better if it is free of any cavities that could harbor nasties, Teflon wont hurt if its clean and sanitized.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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Teflon tape is used all over the place in plumbing. It's food safe.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/ther...n-tape-231217/

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The teflon itself won't be an issue as it is extremely unreactive. The only issue would be if you had a large excess of tape flapping around in there and folding over onto itself, etc. making it hard to sanitize.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Great. Thanks people.

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