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Old 03-28-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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So this is my plumbing for my mashtun. I took the simplest valve i could find at my local hardware store. They don't have much in brass, and nothing in stainless. I couldnt find a stainless washer so i took a cork and two rubbers, which should provide a tight seal. There also wasn't any SS collars, so I thought : zipties. If i come across ss cllars ill replace them, but this should be fine right ?



http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/zip-ties-mlt-229972/

I found this thread. Seems the zipties are cool. I hope the cork and the rubbers hold up.



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Old 03-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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You should be fine in terms of the metals. The brass is lead free I assume. Fit depends on what you're fitting it to.


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Old 03-28-2014, 07:46 PM   #3
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The cooler doesn't have a hole, so I'll just use a spade bit and make it fit my shank. I was worried about the zip-ties but i keep reading about them and nothing really scary comes up.

About the lead in brass. It says it on the package, but I paid very little considering, so i'm assuming it might be misleading. It'll only see temps up to 160 anyway...

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There is a brew strong episode on metals that may be worth a listen to. At the end of the day you have to decide what is going into your body. For me it is always more beer.


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