Just don't overtighten teflon taped joints. Teflon has very little friction under large loads. Stonecutters use it between the wedges used to split granite. It can split brass fittings too. That's why i use dope as an alternative- some times. Plus, the dope hardens and fixes the fittings in one spot, teflon doesn't. so your valves can easily turn around to the wrong angle.
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"