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Old 05-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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Name one person who got lead poisoning from their home brew spigots?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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I can't, nor can I name someone who has lead poisoning from his plumbing or driving a car before lead free gas.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #13
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I can't name anyone who has died from asbestos exposure but that doesn't mean I don't care about it.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:49 AM   #14
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I agree 100%

I just think it's ironic that we who manufacture and consume alcohol, a chemical compound known to kill brain cells and in extreme cases cause a whole host of illness and diseases ranging from liver damage to cancer are concerned about the small amount of lead that's found in some brass.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:03 AM   #15
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I just think it's ironic that we who manufacture and consume alcohol, a chemical compound known to kill brain cells and in extreme cases cause a whole host of illness and diseases ranging from liver damage to cancer are concerned about the small amount of lead that's found in some brass.
This^^ And how much lead can really leach out. Very little of the total mass of the brass fittings we use actually come in contact with the beer.

Just make sure you give most of the first batch make with new brass fittings to your friends.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:06 AM   #16
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I'm using harbor freight brass ball valves. I'm still alive.

 
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