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Old 10-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Is it true that adding a copper pipe to the boil will actually make my yeast healthier? And do i remove the pipe after the boil or do i leave it in during fermentation as well?
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Well it's only trace elements of copper that is needed to help the yeast. but Zinc is the thing that wort needs help with the most. I don't think you want to add a zinc plate or pipe to my wort. I do have a simple copper output pipe in my kettle. it was the easy to use.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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copper in the boil is ok. Do not leave it in after the boil.
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Or you could just drop your copper immersion chiller in toward the end of the boil. Kill two birds with one stone, sort of thing.
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