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BrewinRob 05-21-2008 08:19 PM

Brass vs. Stainless
 
I'm going to be adding valves to my brew pots and am wondering if there is a real need to go with stainless steel components (I'm doing this the "no weld" method). Brass components are very easy to come by and are cheaper - is there a compelling reason to go with SS?

david_42 05-21-2008 10:05 PM

No, brass is fine for homebrewing.

ClutchDude 05-21-2008 10:06 PM

SS is more durable, but really no difference. Just be sure to pickle your brass first.

Desert_Sky 05-21-2008 10:14 PM

My stainless steel parts have brass accents pieces. The chics really dig it

tbulger 05-21-2008 11:10 PM

I think all stainless is cooler, i have some brass but will slowly convert to all stainless.

friscobrewer 05-21-2008 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClutchDude (Post 685951)
SS is more durable, but really no difference. Just be sure to pickle your brass first.

How/why do you pickle your brass? Does that use vinegar?

ClutchDude 05-22-2008 12:57 AM

http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB.html Thanks lil' sparky for the quick google search lookup.

Gordie 05-22-2008 06:58 AM

Stainless for valves, and I aspire to brass for testicles.

DIY Brewing Company 05-22-2008 03:00 PM

Since we all know how cool your system looks the better efficiency you should go with all stainless. I personally am switching to an all gold system.

ClutchDude 05-22-2008 03:19 PM

Same goes for Bobby_M's keg polishing. The beer only tastes better if everything is pretty.


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