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Old 08-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I posted this questions within this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/look...oach-s-350658/

(any help on that thread would be appreciated too)

Haven't had any luck so I thought I'd just ask it directly. Will I run into problems putting a SS nut on the inside of my aluminum pot to install a heating element?

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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I don't see why it would be a problem. Also, you can get aluminum nuts at Mcmaster.

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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this will not be a problem whatsoever. very common

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Ok thanks guys.. I just remember reading something about possible corrosion issues or something. Just wanted to verify.

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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Ok thanks guys.. I just remember reading something about possible corrosion issues or something. Just wanted to verify.
in a corrosive environment and with long term exposure the aluminum will become sacrificial.
beer isn't that corrosive and our exposure times are very very short.
No problem at all.

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Aluminum and SS do not create an electrolysis issue. Your good to go.

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #7
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Aluminum and mild steel would be bad, but we are talking short exposure time. I'd dismantle the pot after each brew, clean and dry all parts, then reassemble.
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