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Old 05-18-2011, 05:04 AM   #1
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What is the reason to go w/ stainless steel valves over brass?

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by evanlee19 View Post
What is the reason to go w/ stainless steel valves over brass?
Brass valves contain a small amount of lead, which can leech in to your wort...while stainless is a more durable metal and does not contain lead.
Here is an article in BYO magazine about various metals and how they effect your beer:

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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All brass fitting sold in Cali are 'lead-free' so in my opinion there is no difference here, except you probably won't find any 3 piece valves in brass. The brass ones even use a stainless steel ball, with Teflon bushings, just like the stainless.;jsession...*.app2?id=6967

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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To go on HBT and impress everyone with photos of your blinged-out setup.

Really, that's about it.

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