Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Home made heat stick build producing off flavors.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
AjhW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: , Washington
Posts: 23
Default Home made heat stick build producing off flavors.

I just made my own heat stick kind of like the one in this link.

http://www.3d0g.net/brewing/heatstick

I have heated up two 3gallon pots of strike water to test temps and times.
I used JB weld to make sure that the heat stick was all water tight and secure like it says to do in the website above.

I have noticed with both tests, the water kind of smells funny, and taste like the water was sitting in a rubber balloon.

I think that the off flavors are comming from the JB weld. Has anyone used one of these and had the same problem. Is the JB weld bleeding chemicals into the water when it is heated?


AjhW is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
djt17
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
djt17's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central MN
Posts: 766
Liked 47 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 509

Default

I have made 2 heatsticks with J-B Weld. Several batches & I haven't noticed any off flavors.


djt17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
jeffmeh
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeffmeh's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,015
Liked 178 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

How long did the JB Weld cure before the test?
jeffmeh is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
tphjr
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 69
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

More than likely you have J-B Weld on the element. Regardless, I don't believe I'd trust the stuff around a heating element.
tphjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 07:21 AM   #5
AjhW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: , Washington
Posts: 23
Default

24 Hrs. No JB weld on the element.


AjhW is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat stick build - safe? mwil203434 Electric Brewing 3 02-13-2013 05:00 AM
Build an electric heat stick! LouieMacGoo Electric Brewing 1 01-28-2013 03:06 PM
Anyone try one if these? pre made heat stick lifesjoys Electric Brewing 15 08-18-2012 01:33 AM
Heat Stick (Heatstick) Build: Easy... basically Brulosopher Brew Stands 5 03-01-2012 01:48 PM
Heat stick build wrestler63 Brew Stands 11 12-08-2009 01:57 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS