Stainless is funny stuff. Or stuffs. I had no problem silver-brazing a spigot to my home made kettle. But when I tried the same rod on a stainless weed sprayer, the stainless craked worse than Loma Prieta. From recent reading, there's about 4 families of stainless, some don't like to be held at 1250 degrees. I too have thought about cutting down some cornies from the swap meet. I think I'll try silver SOLDER next time. If I whack the edge of one piece with a hammer enough to expand it, the other piece will fit inside far enought to make a perfect lap joint.... in my dreams. I'd try soldering on a whole keg first...
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?
72 batches so far,
48 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
23 beers and ciders
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"