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Old 06-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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I've built a brewery and ive used some galvanised steel wire in the mash tun to stop the braided hose collapsing,
Should this be ok?


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Old 06-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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Nope. You'll have to come up with a better solution. You can't use galvanized, it will rust with a quickness. If your braid is collapsing from the weight, switch to a manifold.


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Nope. You'll have to come up with a better solution. You can't use galvanized, it will rust with a quickness. If your braid is collapsing from the weight, switch to a manifold.
Not to mention the toxicity of the galvanization. That alone is a deal breaker. I think it's cadmium that is the problem. Palmer talks about it in his book. Do NOT use galvanized anything in the brew system!
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Third to say 'No'. You need a better solution. You could try running a length of well-drilled/slotted PEX inside your braid. It maintains structural integrity up to about 180 before it should start to soften a little. I've never hit 180F in my MLT.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #5
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I hate torching & welding the crap. bruva, use something else. galv ain't right. unless you like involuntary twitching & vomiting and possible long term brain damage. (I have no hard evidence of this claim)
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find a wooden dowel smaller diameter than your braided tube,,,,,,wrap it like a spring(about1/4") spacing with stainless steel wire


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Thought I'd chime in one more "NO" to this one. Galvanized steel is toxic in a brewery setting
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #8
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Cheers guys,
I have removed it and im now awaiting the stainless steel wire I ordered from Amazon!
Thanks again!


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