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Old 05-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Swivel Nut material? Safe after StarSan super-soak?

After searching the interwebs and HBT, I'm having a hard time figuring out what exactly your standard 1/4" Swivel Nut (silver-colored) is made out of. Stainless? Something else with stainless plate?

Leaving my aerator hose & swivel nut/airstone combo in StarSan for a few hours caused the swivel nut to turn a lovely shade of grey/black.

One doesn't want to risk anything when a piece of metal is in contact with wort for at least 30 minutes ... but if a quick dip in something else removes the tarnish and keeps the metal safe for wort-contact (and saves a buck or two), then cheers to that!


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Old 05-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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Sounds like its ok to use it then. Am I correct? I have a number of previously chromed brass fittings (kettle valves, flare to barb adapters, etc) that are now just brass that I continue to use in my brewery.
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