Can I Buy a Heatstick? - Page 4 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Can I Buy a Heatstick?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2010, 03:49 AM   #31
Catt22
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 68 Times on 61 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by chokeme View Post
Hi, did you ever check to make sure it was OK for brewing, meaning, won't leach lead from solder or something like that?

Thanks
There's nowhere to check. It's not NFS certified AFAIK. The protective shield is SS and I have not noticed any corrosion anywhere on it and I've been using it for awhile. The only metal parts in contact with the water are the heating element and the SS shield. I think the element is copper, but I'm not sure about that. I don't see anything soldered on it anywhere. These are often used to de-ice stock water tanks and such in a farm or ranch setting, so I would think if it's safe for a cow it should also be safe for us talking apes.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #32
gfyrasng
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Austin TX Area
Posts: 37

Heat sticks certainly have their place, but it seems that for a lot of people, it might be easier and cheaper to simply purchase a propane tank and burner.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 10:35 PM   #33
Gritsak
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Posts: 595
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by gfyrasng View Post
Heat sticks certainly have their place, but it seems that for a lot of people, it might be easier and cheaper to simply purchase a propane tank and burner.
Not for people that want to brew inside the comfort of their air-conditioned kitchen.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heatstick = awesome! BackBayBrewing Brew Stands 586 10-19-2015 11:24 PM
Double Heatstick? Cpt_Kirks Brew Stands 4 01-06-2011 02:30 PM
Heatstick design help ReverseApacheMaster Brew Stands 9 03-20-2010 04:00 PM
Heatstick First Use lieb2101 Brew Stands 2 03-01-2010 07:18 PM
Looking for heatstick(s) VTBrewer Brew Stands 44 02-27-2009 02:30 AM


Forum Jump