Originally Posted by laytoni
What is the effect of zinc coated washers in mash tun? I can't find the stainless anywhere. Does anyone know if they are food safe? Bad flavoring etc???
Definitely not food safe. If you don't like the Amazon ones, you can also order from Fastenal
(but check to see if you have a store near you - they have quite a few.) In the end I bought a pack of 25 so I could use the extra ones as weights in my hop bags (when I use whole hops.) Home Depot has them in a customer bolt kit too (but good luck finding a sales person who knows what you're talking about!