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Old 02-11-2013, 04:46 AM   #11
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I do believe the words Lead Poisoning comes to mind. Dump it why take the risk.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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My parents house had and still has a lead water pipe coming up from the basement. Most of the established municipalites use a large amount of lead in water mains..... Food for thought. If it doesnt taste right or has an oil slick on it I wouldnt touch it, but if it tastes fine................. In the mean time replace that elbow with food grade SS. For any metal part you want to wash it with dawn, boil it, wash it with dawn and boil it again before first use, as most if not all metals are cooled with oil during manufature.
I agree a lot of plumbing has lead in the materials I would bet if most people saw the inside of their water lines they wouldn't drink from the tap unfiltered again. That being said you are not running boiling wort through those lines either
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #13
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Since the oil is on top, you could siphon underneath the slick. Leave a couple of inches of wort at the bottom. It might work. You have probably eaten, inhaled or drunk worse things.

In the meantime, definitely change out that fitting.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #14
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A little late for that... and even then... Dump that ****... Boiling black steel is just not an option...
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #15
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Kinda looks like a galvanized fitting in the Black pipe elbow. I'd be sure to change them both.
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Just dumped my batch this morning. It looked normal great color and had the usual beer smell. Oh, we'll better to be safe than sorry.
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Maybe the mods can send him a present: the bill for a vendor account.
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I know the last post is almost 2 years old, but I still wonder what the OP was thinking buying and using galvanized (which is what it looks like to me) or alleged black pipe fittings in his brew kettle. They don't look anything like copper, brass or SS. When you screw them together a light bulb should appear.
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