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Old 06-10-2010, 03:49 AM   #31
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Hi, did you ever check to make sure it was OK for brewing, meaning, won't leach lead from solder or something like that?

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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.


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Old 06-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #32
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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.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:35 PM   #33
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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.
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